Teens face attempted murder

| 06/05/2011

(CNS): Police have charged two would-be teen robbers with attempted murder following an incident at Grand Harbour on Monday. The men, aged 17 and 18, are expected in court on Friday morning and cops revealed Thursday evening the list of charges the two will face in the wake of a botched robbery of Blackbeard’s liquor store. Police have charge them with two counts of attempted robbery, possession of unlicensed firearm, assault ABH, and possession of a prohibited weapon as well as attempted murder. The suspects were thwarted in their attempts to rob the store with a loaded shotgun when staff would not open the cash register. They were then confronted by members of the public outside the store as they attempted to flee.

An altercation then took place when the robbers attempted to rob the men outside the shop and used pepper spray when the witnesses refused their demands before running away. They were chased, however, by the three local men — Charles Ebanks, Edward Azan and Ray MacGuire — who have since been lauded as heroes. The local men caught up with the would-be teen robbers and reportedly used force on the teenagers to hold them until police arrived a few minutes after the robbery was reported.

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