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Police say they have charged two young men with several offences across the Northern Rivers after arrests made on Tuesday.

The charges have been laid after two teenage boys entered an Adam Street, Casino property and threatened two elderly residents with an axe on Monday afternoon.

The pair allegedly stole alcohol, a mobile phone and cash before fleeing the scene.

A police report says that later that night, two offenders entered another Adam Street, Casino home about 8pm and threatened a 61-year-old woman with a pair of scissors.

The pair stole the keys to the resident’s red Mitsubishi Mirage and fled the scene.

Officers from Richmond Police District attended both scenes, established crime scenes and launched investigations into both incidents.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives from Coffs/Clarence Police District arrested a 14-year-old boy at Coffs Harbour Train Station on Tuesday.

Police have said they believe the boy was involved in separate break and enter, steal motor vehicle and larceny offences in the Coffs Harbour, Toormina, Boambee and Sawtell areas in June and August 2019.

He was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station and charged with a number of offences, including:

•Aggravated armed break and enter;

•Aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence;

•Detain person in circumstances of aggravation (x 3);

•Robbery armed with offensive weapon (x3);

•Commit aggravated serious offence in dwelling house & break out;

•Break and enter house value < $60,000;

•Larceny;

•Possess prohibited drug;

•Aggravated assault with intent to take/drive – armed with weapon;

•Take and drive conveyance without consent (x4); and

•Unlicenced driving (x3)

He was refused bail to face a children’s court yesterday today.

A second arrest

On Tuesday evening officers arrested another 14-year-old boy at an address in Margaret Crescent, Grafton.

He was taken to Grafton Police Station where he was charged with:

•Aggravated armed break and enter;

•Aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence;

•Detain person in circumstances of aggravation (x 3);

•Robbery armed with offensive weapon (x3);

•Aggravated assault with intent to take conveyance; and

•Be carried conveyance.

He was refused bail to face a children’s court yesterday.

Investigations are continuing.

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