7 Aug 2008

Boys arrested after attempted armed robbery

4:34 pm on 7 August 2008

Two boys in Whangarei have been caught by the police after an attempted armed robbery.

A woman shopkeeper was threatened with a knife and a screwdriver in the city on Wednesday afternoon. Police say she was also assaulted, but not injured.

The suspects - aged nine and 12 years - were apprehended not far from the shop.

The younger boy was released in the care of his mother and the other is under the care of Child Youth & Family.

Police say Youth Aid officers will be deal with both.