Teenage armed robber brought down after shoppers pelt vegetables
- From: The Courier-Mail
- March 18, 2010
AN armed robber has been pelted with groceries after threatening two workers at an Ipswich convenience store with a knife.
The Courier-Mail reports the 16-year-old allegedly demanded cash from the man and woman in the shop on Grange Road, Eastern Heights about 5pm yesterday.
He tried to force open the till but was forced to flee with just cigarettes as he was hit with a stream of groceries.
As he ran from the store, two young people walking along Grange Rd spotted him and gave chase.
They caught him and took him back to the store where he was met by police.
He was charged with armed robbery and entering a premises with intent, and will appear in the Ipswich Children's Court next week.