Teens charged following alleged stealing and assault - Raymond Terrace
Thursday, 16 November 2023 03:14:17 PM
A teenage boy will appear before a children’s court today charged following an alleged stealing and assault incident at a licensed premises in Raymond Terrace on Tuesday night.
About 11.35pm on Tuesday 14 November 2023, police were called to an establishment on Benjamin Lee Drive, Raymond Terrace.
At the scene, officers were told that two persons were seen allegedly stealing alcohol from behind the bar, before they were approached by an employee.
Police will allege that the employee was subsequently punched several times before the unknown persons fled the premises in a 2011 silver Mazda 2, owned by the employee.
The employee, a 38-year-old man, was treated at the scene for swelling and bruising to his face.
A crime scene was established by officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District and inquiries commenced into the incident.
About 9pm yesterday (Wednesday 15 November 2023), police located and attempted to stop the stolen Mazda 2 at Heatherbrae.
When the vehicle allegedly failed to stop as directed, a pursuit was initiated, ending a short time later at Campvale where the vehicle stopped.
The driver of the car, a 16-year-old boy, was arrested at the scene before being taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station.
He was charged with aggravated break and enter dwelling etc in company steal, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, and police pursuit - not stop - drive at speed.
He was bail refused to appear before a children’s court today (Thursday 16 November 2023).
The 13-year-old male passenger was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.
Both teens were refused bail to appear at a Children’s Court today (Thursday 16 November 2023).
The 13-year-old female passenger was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner. She was granted conditional bail to appear at a Children’s Court on Wednesday 13 December 2023.
The other 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy were dealt under the Young Offenders Act.