Teenage boy charged with robbing Applecross McDonald’s with screwdriver
Police have charged a teenage boy with armed robbery after he allegedly threatened two young staff members at an Applecross McDonald’s with a screwdriver.
Police will allege the 17-year-old entered the Canning Highway restaurant about 9.20pm on May 3 brandishing a screwdriver, before jumping the counter and demanding staff open the cash register.
It is further alleged the masked teen, wearing a black hoodie and grey pants, ran off with less then $100 in cash, leaving two young workers shaken but unhurt.
He was last seen running north along Reynolds Road.
Following the terrifying robbery, Detective Senior Constable Liam O’Connor praised staff “for their remarkable composure”.
“The two staff members who were first confronted are both young men and they had no prior warning that this was going to occur,” he said last month.
“The way the staff dealt with that situation is commendable.”
The accused teenager was yesterday arrested and charged with armed robbery by Regional Investigations Unit detectives, with a statement released by WA Police Force thanking the public for their help in the investigation.
“Detectives wish to thank the community for their assistance with providing information to Crime Stoppers,” the statement said.
The boy is expected to appear in Perth Children’s Court today.
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