Police have arrested and charged four youths with the aggravated robbery of the Sunbeam Milk Bar in Gore on the evening of October 5.
A 16-year-old, two 15-year-olds and a 14-year-old have been charged and are due to appear in the Invercargill Youth Court on Friday.
A 12-year-old boy has been referred to Youth Aid.
“Police would like to thank members of the Gore and Eastern Southland community who have been extremely helpful in providing information which has assisted police in reaching this outcome,” Sergeant Greg Ballantyne, of Gore, said.
“I’d also like to acknowledge the kind people who have helped the victim and his family through this difficult time.
“They are very grateful for this assistance,” Sgt Ballantyne said.