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Armed robbery at Darwin sex shop and attempted carjacking


Police are investigating an armed robbery at a sex shop and attempted car jacking in Darwin.

It is alleged two teenage boys, one who was armed with a machete, threatened staff at the Sexyland store in Stuart Park at about 8pm last night.

Watch Commander Len Turner says there was one staff member at the store at the time, and she locked herself in a “rear room”.

It is alleged the boys tried to open the cash register and threatened another staff member who arrived during the incident.

The pair then fled the scene and are further alleged to have tried to enter a car stopped at traffic lights near Westralia Street.

A 14-year-old boy has been taken into custody, to face charges later today.

Officers are still looking for the other teen believed to be involved.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.