Three Charged as Service Station Hit Twice
Three youths have been charged with aggravated armed robbery after two separate incidents at the same Launceston service station. Police said that in the first incident in May a 17 year old threatened an attendant at the Invermay service station with a firearm stock before escaping with cash and cigarettes. In the second incident in July, police report that two males aged 16 and 17 entered the same service station, one of the boys allegedly telling the attendant he had a firearm and demanding cash. Police said no firearm was seen but the youth did have a knife. He left with a quantity of cash and cigarettes. No one was harmed in either incident. All three youths will appear in court. Police said the service station owner was considering bolstering his security system. While concerned youth were committing such crimes, police said they were pleased to have apprehended the alleged offenders.