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Teen arrested after alleged armed robbery


A 17-year-old boy has been charged after the alleged armed robbery of a service station at Marian.
Police say the teen entered the business around 5.20pm on July 10 and allegedly threatened a worker and demanded cash. 
The 37-year-old male worker refused before the teen allegedly ran from the store, leaving in a stolen Volkswagon Amarok.
The worker was not physically injured.
It's also alleged a short time later the teenager was involved in a break in at a Grandview Drive convenience store in Mount Pleasant, where property was stolen.
The stolen Volkswagon was later located burnt out at West Mackay.
The 17-year-old has been charged with one count each of attempted armed robbery (in company), unlawful use of a motor vehicle, enter premise with intent to commit indictable offence, stealing and arson.
He will appear before Mackay Children’s Court.
Investigations are ongoing.