Boys charged after woman threatened with knife

Two boys have been arrested after a string of crimes in Wollongong on Wednesday night.

Wollongong Police Inspector Phil O’Neil said the two youths were charged at 9.50pm on Wednesday with 11 offences, including armed robbery, larceny and goods in custody.

A group of four youths surrounded a 20-year-old woman walking south along Rowland Avenue at 7.15pm on Wednesday. 

Police allege one of the boys produced a knife and demanded her mobile phone, before the group fled down the street when the woman screamed.

At about 8.30pm, a 14-year-old boy entered a Market Street pizza shop and stole four cans of soft drink, running from the store without paying.

Police were called following both incidents.

Police were called to Kembla Street where a group of youths were seen with a bicycle in their possession with a chain attached to it. They arrested two 14-year-old boys, while two other teenagers ran away when police arrived.

They were refused bail and will appear in Children’s Court on Friday.