Attempted armed robbery charge for 14-year-old

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has been charged over the attempted armed robberies of a Rosewood hotel and a pizza shop on Saturday night.

The teenager entered a John St hotel at 7.30pm and produced what appeared to be a firearm.

Police will allege that he then approached a patron and asked for his phone and money, and later entered a nearby pizza shop and demanded money.

He was arrested by police as short time later.

The Ipswich boy has been charged with two counts of attempted robbery whilst armed, and one count each of attempted robbery and common assault.

He will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justices Act.

Topics:  crime, ipswich, rosewood

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