A teenager has been released on conditional bail after police arrested and charged him with the armed robbery of an Inverell service station.
About 1.30am on Tuesday, March 22, a balaclava-wearing male entered a service station on Warialda Road and allegedly threatened an employee with a knife, demanding cigarettes and cash.
The armed robbery stole the items before fleeing on foot, running towards Warialda Road.
Officers attached to New England Police District attended and established a crime scene, which was forensically examined.
Following inquiries, detectives from Inverell attended a home in Guyra and arrested a 16-year-old boy.
He was taken to Armidale Police Station and charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon, goods in personal custody suspected being stolen, enter enclosed land without lawful excuse, aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence-armed and larceny.
The boy was refused bail and appeared at a children's court on Saturday March 26.
He was given conditional bail and is set to re-appear at a children's court on April 7.
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