Charges laid over alleged clown mask robbery

A TEEN has been charged over the robbery of a Booval hotel in April.

The 17-year-old North Ipswich teen is accused of threatening staff at the Racehorse Hotel with a rifle while wearing a clown mask. 

Police will allege he entered the hotel on Brisbane Rd around 8.20pm and demanded cash. 

Staff complied and handed over a sum of cash.

He then fled the scene and was last seen on foot running along nearby railway tracks.

No one was physically injured as a result of the April incident.

The 17-year-old is facing charges of armed robbery and assault.


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