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A 17-year-old youth has been remanded in custody over the alleged violent robbery of a liquor store in Goonellabah on Sunday.

The youth, who was arrested from an address in Shearman Drive, Goonellabah on Tuesday, has been charged with aggravated robbery and is due to appear in Lismore Childrens Court on November 18.

Inspector Matt Johnson of Richmond Local Area Command told Echonetdaily, ‘there was no firearm involved but there was an assault of one of the staff members of the Liquorland store in the course the robbery.

‘A number of bottles of alcohol were stolen but no money was taken.’

He added, ‘there is a suggestion other people were involved and police are continuing to investigate the matter’.

Any witnesses are encouraged to contact Lismore police station or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

Inspector Johnson said there was no connection to an attack on a girl in the same street also on Sunday.


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