Teenager to face court for possessing prohibited firearm and offensive weapon

Facing court

A 15-year-old boy will face the ACT Children’s Court today (Saturday, 7 September) charged with possessing an offensive weapon with intent and possessing a prohibited firearm.

Police were called to a business at 11.50am yesterday (Friday, 6 September 2019) following reports of a teenager threatening staff with a knife at a Mitchell supermarket.

Police will allege the teenager stole alcohol, threatened staff with a knife and was carrying a prohibited firearm.

Officers on patrol in a neighbouring suburb responded and the 15-year old was arrested a short time later.

Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website

Please quote reference 6435973. Information can be provided anonymously.

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