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Arrests - Aggravated robbery - Alice Springs

Tuesday 11-Dec-2018 12:01

Northern Territory Police have arrested two men in relation to an aggravated assault and robbery at a supermarket in Alice Springs yesterday.

It is alleged just before 10am the two men and another unidentified man entered a supermarket in Eastside and on approaching the counter, began arguing with the female cashier.

On the arrival of the supervisor, it is alleged one of the men, a 19-year-old climbed onto the counter and kicked the supervisor once to the face before jumping behind the counter.

It is further alleged the other man, a 22-year-old threw two large glass bottles at the wall near the cashier’s head before the 19-year-old man punched her in the face and stole several packets of cigarettes. The trio then fled the scene.

Police deployed multiple resources and arrested the 22-year-old man late yesterday. He will appear before the Alice Springs Local Court today on the following charges:

1 x Aggravated Robbery

2 x Damage to property

3 x Drive vehicle manner Dangerous/pursuit

1 x Drive Vehicle manager Dangerous

5 x Drive Disqualified

1 x Fail to comply with reporting conditions

1 x Breach of Bail

The 19-year-old and another 22-year-old man were arrested by front line members and Police Dog Loki at a separate incident in which a woman was assaulted and had her car windscreen smashed at a town camp yesterday morning.

The 19-year-old will appear before the Alice Springs Local Court today on the following charges:

1 x Aggravated Robbery

1 x Damage to Property

1 x Armed with an Offensive Weapon

The 22-year-old man was charged with one count of Aggravated Assault and received bail.