A man and three teenage boys have been charged following an alleged robbery at Nowra bottle shop at the weekend.
Police allege about 9.45pm on Saturday, March 6, four males, aged between 16 and 18, entered a bottle shop on Kinghorne Street, Nowra.
It's alleged the group stole alcohol and were involved in a verbal altercation with a male employee, before leaving.
About 10.30pm, the attendant allegedly saw the same group approaching the side entrance of the building and attempted to lock the door.
Police alleged the group, armed with knives and a machete, attempted to force the door open and made numerous threats towards the employee, before walking away and damaging a nearby parked car.
Officers from South Coast Police District attended a short time later and following inquiries, three teenage boys - aged 16 and two aged 17 - and an 18-year-old man were arrested nearby and taken to Nowra Police Station.
All four were charged with malicious damage in company, intimidation, and using an offensive weapon in company to commit indictable offence.
The 16-year-old was also charged with larceny and malicious damage.
He was initially refused bail and appeared in a children's court on Sunday, where he was granted bail to appear in a children's court on April 6.
One of the 17-year-old boys was also charged with wielding a knife in a public place.
Both 17-year-olds were granted strict conditional bail to appear in a children's court on April 22.
The 18-year-old man was granted strict conditional bail to appear in Nowra Local Court on March 22.
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