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Youth armed with a knife charged over crime spree

Police arrested a youth who was allegedly armed with a knife at Park Beach.
Police arrested a youth who was allegedly armed with a knife at Park Beach. Rob Wright

A TEENAGER who was allegedly arrested in the custody of a knife at Park Beach on Wednesday night has appeared in court charged with three counts of armed assault.

Acting on reports a male was armed with a knife in public, Coffs Harbour police arrested a 16-year-old boy in Prince St around 6.30pm.  

General duties officers made the arrest with the assistance of the Coffs Harbour dog squad.

Coffs Harbour Crime Manager Senior Sergeant Peter O'Reilly said a knife was allegedlly found in the 16-year-old's possession. 

"Police will allege that subsequent enquiries linked the youth to three armed offences," Srgt O'Reilly said.  

"It's alleged the youth used the knife to threaten three members of the public while demanding they hand over cash.   

"He was charged with three counts of assault with intent to rob and one count of affray."

The youth appeared before the Coffs Harbour Children's Court today.

He was remanded in custody to reappear on September 24. 

Topics:  arrest, park beach



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