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Teenage boys in Australia rob supermarket at knifepoint while wearing burqas

By Alexis Bell 7:58 AM November 24, 2017
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Three teen boys in Australia were arrested for terrorizing a neighborhood while disguising themselves in burqas.

The teenagers who were not named due to their age are accused of robbing a supermarket twice in less than a week before fleeing in a getaway car.

According to police, the two males, 17, and an 18-year-old accomplice entered a Woolworths store in the Muslim neighborhood in Auburn.

On the first occasion, just after midnight, the three went into the Woolworth store and threatened staff members with knives.

New South Wales police said in a statement that the group stole the cell phones from the staff members before running out of and fleeing in a dark-colored car.

Five days later, at about 7:15 p.m., they again covered their faces with burqas and entered the same supermarket.

This time, they approached an office, assaulted an employee, and stole cash before fleeing.

All three were arrested the morning after police searched their homes and found evidence linking them to the crimes.

They were charged at the Auburn police station with robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon.