Robbers arrested in Casino

TWO men who allegedly robbed and assaulted an elderly man were arrested in Casino yesterday.

A 17-year-old and a 21-year-old were arrested at a McDougal Street residence at 11:15am in relation to an aggravated break and enter and steal at Lightening Ridge.

On June 16, the pair allegedly broke into a business and assaulted a 71-year-old man.

They fled with stolen cash and jewellery.

Police recovered some cash from the McDougal Street house yesterday.

A Ford Falcon was also seized for forensic examination.

The 21-year-old man and the teen were taken to Casino Police Station where each was charged with break, enter and steal in circumstances of aggravation.

Following the interview Police from Lightning Ridge searched a property north of Lighting Ridge and located a quantity of jewellery.

They were refused bail and held in custody overnight.

The man will appear in Lismore Local Court, while the youth will appear in Lismore Children’s Court, later today.



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