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Alleged Armed Robber Arrested In Maryborough

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in Maryborough, accused of robbing an elderly man in Newport, Moreton Bay, this week.

On Monday, a 75-year-old man disturbed the teenager allegedly searching through his home on Defender Street, north of the Redcliffe Peninsula, around 4.40pm.  He was allegedly armed with a pick axe.  

The boy was arrested in Maryborough and charged with serious assault, armed robbery, enter dwelling with intent, trespass, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a vehicle, driving without a licence and stealing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Quote this reference number: QP1901361918