Two teenage boys have been charged following an alleged break-in and armed robbery at a bakery near Tweed Heads on Saturday night.
About 11.30pm (February 27), two men – aged 22 and 17 – were working at a bakery on Overall Drive, Pottsville, when two males entered the rear of the store.
Police allege the males threatened the employees with a knife, demanding money.
The men handed over cash before the pair ran from the location.
No one was injured.
Police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command patrolled the area and stopped two boys, a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old, nearby.
During a search of the teens, officers allegedly located a knife on one of the boys, and cannabis on the other. Another similar knife was located on the ground nearby. All items were seized.
They were arrested and taken to Tweed Heads police station.
The pair were charged with aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence – in company, robbery in company, , and custody of a knife in public place.
The 17-year-old was also charged with possess prohibited drug.
Both boys have been granted strict conditional bail to appear at a children’s court on Friday 1 April 2016).