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Armed robberies in Cairns

CAIRNS Police have made two arrests this week relating to two separate armed robbery incidents, one taking place on Sheridan Street and the other in Trinity Park.

Officers from the Cairns Criminal Investigation Branch have arrested a 30-year-old North Ward man after executing a warrant at an Esplanade address yesterday afternoon, June 12.

It will be alleged the man entered a Sheridan Street service station in the early hours of yesterday morning and handed the attendant a note demanding money.

The man then allegedly revealed a replica handgun to the attendant before leaving the location with a quantity of cash.

The man was allegedly involved in incidents at an Esplanade hotel over the previous two days.

He was charged with two counts of enter premises and one count of armed robbery.

He has been refused bail and will appear before Cairns Magistrates Court today, June 13.

A 17-year-old Trinity Park boy has been charged after being located by officers at a Riverside Parade address yesterday afternoon, June 12.

It will be alleged the boy entered a Reed Road business on the morning of June 8, taking items and leaving without paying.

When an attendant at the store approached the boy, it will be alleged the boy produced a knife and threatened him.

It will be further alleged the boy was involved in other incidents in the following days including stealing a vehicle from a Seton Street address on June 10.

The boy has been charged with one count each of armed robbery, enter premises, unlawful use of motor vehicle, and stealing.

He is due to appear before Cairns Childrens Court on June 19.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Keep up with the latest news in Cairns and the Far North, and check out some of our top stories this week: Budget to support First Nations communities and Advance Cairns welcomes water security boost.

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