Three men charged with aggravated armed robbery – Burnie

Police have today charged a 24-year-old man, a 21-year-old man and a 16-year-old man, all from Somerset with various offences including Aggravated Armed Robbery, Assault, Possess Dangerous Article, Drug offences and Reckless Driving. These matters relate to a report of a disturbance behind a business in Wilmot Street Burnie on Tuesday 14 May 2024 around 1.10pm.

All three will appear in an out of hours court in Burnie.

The robbery involved threats with a knife and the stealing of a pair of sunglasses. The three males and the victim are known to each other, this was an isolated incident. A witness to the incident was threatened with a knife but no persons were injured as a result of the altercation.

Police wish to speak to anyone who may have witnessed or have footage of the incident or the manner of driving of a White Holden Commodore Wagon and/or a Silver Nissan Pulsar in the Romaine, Shorewell, Park Grove, Montello of Burnie CBD areas between 1pm and 1.10pm on 14 May 2024.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at Information can be provided anonymously.

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