Robbery bid by 'young boy'

Police at the scene of an armed robbery at a Gordon Rd, Mosgiel, dairy yesterday morning. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
Police at the scene of an armed robbery at a Gordon Rd, Mosgiel, dairy yesterday morning. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
A ''young boy'' who held up a Mosgiel dairy with a knife later handed himself in to a teacher.

Jean Zhou, of On the Spot Mosgiel Mini Mart, said a shop assistant in her mid-20s was behind the counter when the boy came into the shop and presented a knife while demanding money and cigarettes yesterday morning.

''He was a young boy. The girl yelled and he ran away.''

Sergeant Kevin Davidson, of Mosgiel, said the boy - confirmed as a 13-year-old - removed his hoodie to look at the security camera during the incident.

The boy later told the teacher about the incident and was taken by police for questioning, he said.

The matter would be referred to Youth Aid and other agencies.

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