Two teenagers who stormed a service station in a late-night armed robbery brandished knives and threatened the ­attendant.

On March 5, the two 17-year-old boys entered the Puma Rosslea on Bowen Road at 11.15pm.

Both covered their faces with shirts and waved knives at their three victims yelling “Get down this is robbery” and “Just give us the money”.

Crown prosecutor Siobhan Harrison played for the Townsville District Court CCTV footage of the robbery, which showed the first teen order the service station attendant to open the cash register before stuffing a bag with the cash.

A short time later, the second teen told the attendant to fill his bag with cigarettes.

The court heard the second teen initially ran after a customer who had locked herself in the toilet and tried to kick the door in.

Ms Harrison said the pair made off with $1200 from the cash register, the attendant’s wallet containing $200 and her mobile phone.

Police arrested the teens two days later on March 7 at a Kirwan house.

The first teen pleaded guilty to armed robbery in company.

The second teen pleaded guilty to armed robbery in company as well as four ­additional charges including burglary and stealing for separate offences.

Extracted in full from: https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/teenager-robbers-storm-townsville-service-station-making-off-with-1400/news-story/4acf83e3ce4683c758f6023883049ac4

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