Teenagers refused bail over Coraki armed robberies
UPDATE 12.30pm: THE TWO teenagers charged with the armed robbery and kidnapping of the owner of the Coraki Takeaway and her elderly father on Sunday have been refused bail.
The boys aged 15 and 17 appeared in Walgett Children's Court this morning after being arrested in the central western NSW town yesterday afternoon.
Richmond Local Area Command crime manager, Detective Inspector Greg Moore said Walgett police charged the juveniles with a number of serious robbery, kidnapping and driving offences.
Both boys were refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court later this month.
EARLIER 10.55am: TWO TEENAGERS aged 17 and 15 arrested in connection with the armed robbery and kidnapping of the Coraki Takeaway store owner and her father will front Walgett Children's Court this morning.
Richmond Local Area Command crime manager, Detective Inspector Greg Moore said detectives from Richmond Local Area Command launched an investigation into the alleged incident on Sunday.
He said following extensive enquiries, and with the assistance of Walgett police, the two teenagers were arrested at about 3.50pm at Walgett.
The juveniles were questioned by Walgett police and charged with numerous serious robbery, kidnapping and driving offences in relation to the Sunday morning robbery and kidnapping of a 80-year-old man and his 56-year-old daughter, allegedly with a machete and an axe.
The 17-year-old was charged with aggravated robbery whilst armed in company; two counts of take/detain person in company with intent to obtain advantage; police pursuit (Skye's Law); and other driving-related offences.
The 15-year-old was charged with aggravated robbery whilst armed in company; two counts of take/detain person in company with intent to obtain advantage; and be carried in conveyance without consent of owner.