A 17-year-old boy from the Tuggeranong region who was subject to a good behaviour order and also on bail will face the ACT Children’s Court today (Saturday, 7 October 2023) in relation to an aggravated robbery in Isabella Plains.
About 2.50am on Saturday, 30 September 2023, police allege the teen and an accomplice stole a white Mercedes ML350 SUV and an electric bike from a residence in Ainslie.
Later that morning, about 7.15am, police further allege the pair committed an aggravated robbery at a supermarket located on Ellerston Avenue, Isabella Plains, threatening staff before making off in the stolen Mercedes with a sum of cash.
The vehicle was subsequently located on fire about 7.45am on Betty Maloney Circuit, Banks.
Following a review of CCTV from both the Ainslie residence and the supermarket, an offender – the 17-year-old boy – was identified.
He was arrested at a residence in Chisholm about 12.40pm on Friday, 6 October 2023.
He has been charged with joint commission aggravated robbery, ride in stolen motor vehicle, joint commission arson, joint commission theft, breach of good behaviour order and breach of bail.
Investigations into the identity of the other offender are ongoing.
Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000