UPDATE: Boy, 14, charged over FoodWorks armed robbery

MONDAY, 6.45AM: A JUVENILE has been charged after an alleged armed robbery at Lakes Creek FoodWorks in North Rockhampton yesterday.

At 4.20pm, the offender entered the store on Lakes Creek Rd, Koongal, via the front door.

He approached the counter while allegedly holding a knife and demanded money from a staff member. He then left the store with a sum of cash.

A 14-year-old boy was charged with one count of armed robbery.

Investigations are ongoing.

5PM: A 21 YEAR-OLD female is reportedly 'emotional' after being involved in an armed hold up at Lakes Creek FoodWorks in North Rockhampton.

Paramedics were called to the scene however upon checking her over, she has no injuries and was not taken to hospital.

Police are still conducting searches looking for the offender.

4.30PM: AN ARMED hold up has been reported at the FoodWorks on Lakes Creek in North Rockhampton this afternoon.

Police received reports of the incident around 4.25pm.

The offender threatened a staff member with a knife.

He has been described as a young, Caucasian male believed to be in his 20s, wearing a bandana, black singlet and black jeans with a backpack.

He was spotted running towards the football fields.

Police are at the scene creating roadblocks around Blanchfield St to search the area.

The dog squad has been called.

The store is closed for the time being.


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