12-year-old arrested over St Clair robberies

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A 12-year-old will appear in court today charged following two alleged armed robberies last night.

About 8.45pm on Sunday, police were told a person entered a tobacconist on Melville Road, St Clair, allegedly demanding money and vapes before threatening the attendant with a knife.

The boy left the store with vapes and an energy drink.

The employee was not injured.

About 10pm, police will allege the same person has entered a service station on Banks Drive, St Clair, allegedly demanding cash and cigarettes and threatening the store attendant with a knife.

He left the store empty handed and the employee was not injured.

Following inquiries officers attached to Nepean Police Area Command arrested a 12-year-old boy near Alpine Circuit, St Clair.

He was taken to Penrith Police Station and charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon and demand property with menaces with intent to steal.

He was refused bail to appear before Parramatta Children’s Court today.

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