TWO teenagers will face court on Tuesday after police arrested the pair at a Belmont shopping centre.
Officers were called to a Pacific Highway supermarket shortly before 2pm after reports of a theft and assault.
Police allege two males fled when they arrived, and officers began a search of the area.
An officer found the pair and arrested an 18-year-old man. The other teen allegedly fled again.
As the officer handcuffed the 18-year-old, it is alleged the teenager resisted violently and escaped with one handcuff attached.
Several other police arrived to help search, finding and re-arresting the man a short time later.
A 16-year-old boy was found during the search. Police pursued him on foot before he was arrested without incident.
The pair were taken to Belmont police station.
The 18-year-old was charged with resist officer, escape lawful custody, assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company, possess graffiti implement and two counts of larceny.
He was refused bail and will face Belmont Local Court on Tuesday.
The 16-year-old was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company, resist officer and two counts of larceny.
He was refused bail and will face a children’s court.
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