Police charge 13-year-old boy with attempted armed robbery after toy gun incident at Thornlie train station

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POLICE have charged a 13-year-old boy with attempted armed robbery after he allegedly threatened a bus driver with a toy gun in Thornlie on Thursday night.

Police claim the boy got off a train at Thornlie station at 6.30pm and approached an empty bus parked outside the station.

He allegedly pointed a toy gun at the bus driver and demanded money before walking away.

Police claim the boy also pointed the toy gun at Transit Authority officers while running away.

He was arrested by police after a short chase on foot and has been charged with attempted armed robbery.

He has been summonsed to appear at the Armadale Magistrate’s Court on November 13.