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Four Charged In Alleged Robbery Involving Elderly Couple In Alice Springs

Northern Territory police have charged four individuals following an alleged robbery in Alice Springs over the weekend, which included threatening a couple in their 70s at knifepoint.

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Three men, aged between 22 and 29, and a 19-year-old woman face charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated assault and theft.

According to police reports, the 22-year-old man is believed to be the primary orchestrator of the alleged crime. 

Acting Assistant Commissioner James Gray-Spence described the charges as “very serious” and “troubling”.

The four have remained in police custody since the arrests were made.

Moreover, police have implicated the three men in another robbery earlier on the same day in a different suburb of Alice Springs. 

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Allegedly, the 22-year-old male was involved in robbing and damaging property at a residence on Cromwell Drive in Desert Springs around 2am.

Acting Assistant Commissioner Gray-Spence said police allegedly identified the 22-year-old man as the ringleader in this incident.

While investigations into the second incident continue, charges have not yet been filed against the other two men. 

All four accused individuals will remain in custody until their hearing at Alice Springs Local Court scheduled for May.

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