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TEEN ARRESTED WHILE ALLEGEDLY HOLDING UP CONVENIENCE STORE

A teenager has been apprehended while allegedly committing an armed robbery at a convenience store on the Gold Coast.

Police say the boy entered the store on the Gold Coast Highway in Burleigh at around 6.30pm yesterday, threatening the shop assistant with a torch taser and demanding cash.

Police were attending the store on a routine inquiry and took the boy into custody.

No one was injured during the incident.

A 16-year-old from Tallebudgera Valley, will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.

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PhD research candidate at the University of Newcastle.