Newmarket Hotel robbery accused still in custody

AN Albury boy charged over an armed robbery at an East Albury store remains in custody after two court appearances.

The boy, 15, and an accomplice, 13, allegedly had a knife when they demanded cash and cigarettes on Saturday night at The Newmarket Store.

They allegedly stole cigarettes about 6pm and the older boy was captured a couple of hours later.

Earlier in the day it is alleged he was involved in an incident where a woman, 72, had her bag snatched at the Harvey Norman Centre.

He has been charged with armed robbery, two counts of receiving stolen goods and breaching bail.

The boy appeared through a video link from Wagga to an out-of-sessions Children’s Court sittings in Sydney on Sunday and was refused bail.

He was remanded to appear by video link in Dubbo Children’s Court yesterday.

The boy, who has breached a suspended control order, had charges adjourned to Albury Children’s Court on March 18 and remains in custody.

Police are still looking for the younger boy.