Gang of teenagers are arrested after police follow ‘Hansel and Gretel’ trail of chocolate bars to find boys ‘who stole haul of lollies’
- A gang of teenage boys have been charged with robbery from stores in Adelaide
- Boys, aged from 15 to 17, allegedly robbed two service stations on Thursday
- Police officers ‘followed a trail of chocolate bars’ before finding four suspects
A gang of teenage boys have been charged with robbery after police in Adelaide followed a trail of chocolate bars and cigarette lighters.
The boys, aged between 15 and 17 years, allegedly robbed two service stations in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Police say the gang first hit an Unley business and stole a carton of cigarettes and confectionery bars after threatening the console operator.
A gang of teenage boys have been charged with robbery after police in Adelaide followed a trail of chocolate bars and cigarette lighters (file picture)
Half an hour later the teens targeted a Glenside service station, making off with a packet of cigarettes, ‘numerous’ lighters and several bars of chocolate and other confectionery after threatening the employee with a pair of scissors, SA Police said.
‘Patrol officers followed a trail of cigarette lighters, and chocolate bars to locate two suspects’, while two other suspects were found nearby, the force said.
Officers recovered all of the stolen goods.
The teenagers have each been charged with two counts aggravated robbery.
Three, aged 17, 16 and 15, will appear in Adelaide Youth Court on Thursday and the fourth, aged 16, will appear at a later date.