BY assistant Prof Bruce Baer Arnold
A FIFTEEN-year-old allegedly said he had a firearm while attempting to climb over the front counter at the Woolworths Supermarket in Franklin on Saturday (August 4) night.
He entered the supermarket at about 6.43pm demanding money but left empty handed after a member of the public intervened and he fled.
Gungahlin patrol members arrived shortly afterwards and located the teen nearby. They were able to confirm he did not have a firearm in his possession, but he was carrying a knife.
He was arrested and charged with attempted aggravated robbery with an offensive weapon, and possession of a knife without a reasonable excuse.
He will face the ACT Children’s Court today (August 6).
Police are urging anyone with information to contact 1800 333000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website using reference number 6294290.