9 November 2023

Goulburn teen accused of threatening security staff with Bowie knife at Canberra Centre

| Claire Fenwicke
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Canberra Centre entrance

The Goulburn teen is accused of robbing Civic stores before threatening security with a knife. Photo: Canberra Centre Facebook.

A Goulburn teenager will front ACT Children’s Court today (9 November) accused of threatening a Canberra Centre security with a 40-centimetre long ‘Bowie knife’.

ACT Policing officers were called to the shopping centre at about 2:50 pm on Wednesday (8 November) to reports two young men were stealing from stores in the complex.

It’s alleged a Canberra Centre security staff member approached the pair before the 17-year-old from Goulburn partially removed the knife from its sheath and made threats.

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Police said the boy then ran from the centre to a nearby car park where he was found and arrested after a short foot chase.

The 17-year-old has been charged with two counts of common assault, possessing an offensive weapon with intent, possessing a prohibited weapon and minor theft.

Original Article published by Claire Fenwicke on Riotact.

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