A couple of intoxicated teens attacked a clerk and tried stealing some cash from a Lower Sackville fast food restaurant early yesterday morning.

 

Halifax RCMP said officers were called to the robbery at Greco Pizza on Beaverbank Road as it was happening just after 12:30 a.m. They arrived on scene after the clerk had been punched in the face, but in time to chase down and arrest the 14-year-old and 17-year-old suspects twenty minutes later on Stokil Drive.

 

The troublemakers allegedly smashed a cash register and computer monitor on the floor, while also breaking some glass on the shop door, but they didn’t manage to grab any cash before taking off. The clerk had managed to leave the store, lure the kids out and then run back inside and lock the door, police said.

 

Both young suspects were in police custody yesterday morning. Halifax RCMP said they’ll appear in court later to face charges of attempted robbery, mischief and assault. One is also charged with assaulting two police officers.