Lismore Court House.
Lismore Court House.

Teens face armed robbery, kidnap charges

TWO TEENAGERS facing serious armed robbery and kidnapping charges relating to two robberies at Coraki this month remain in custody.

The boys aged 15 and 17 appeared in Lismore Local Court yesterday via video-link from Grafton's Acmena Juvenile Justice Centre.

Police allege both teens were involved in the armed robbery of the Coraki Bakery at about 4am on February 1, and the armed robbery and kidnapping of the owner of the Coraki Takeaway and her 85 year-old father at about 1.45 am on February 3.

After three days on the run police arrested the teenagers in western NSW town of Walgett.

The boys' solicitor Mr L Wiggins did not enter pleas on behalf of both his clients and they did not apply for bail.

Magistrate R Denes said the police prosecutor had indicated due to the serious nature of the charges it was likely the Director of Public Prosecutions would become involved.

She adjourned both boys' matters until March 4 at Lismore Local Court.



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