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Eleven-year-old boy rushes into a Townsville fish and chip shop waving a huge knife

Terrifying moment an ELF-year-old boy bursts into a fish and chip shop waving a huge knife and demanding money – but he flees VERY fast when the owner fights back

  • An 11-year-old boy reportedly stormed a fish and chip shop with a large knife
  • He demanded cash before fleeing on foot when the owner grabbed a big stick
  • The boy was followed by police dogs and has been arrested and charged

Shocking footage has appeared of an 11-year-old boy armed with a knife that storms a fish and chip shop and demands cash.

Max Kingsley, 67, was preparing to close his Sami’s Place store on Fulham Rd, Townsville on Sunday evening as the little boy approached the counter.

CCTV images captured when the child barefooted in a pirate shirt pulled a large knife from his pants and knocked out to Mr. Kingsley.

He reportedly shouted for the owner to open the cash register and hand over the money.

Max Kingsley, 67, was preparing to close his shop, Sami's Place (photo), in Fulham Rd, Townsville on Sunday evening when the little boy came in

Max Kingsley, 67, prepared for the closure of his Sami’s Place store (photo) in Fulham Rd, Townsville on Sunday evening when the little boy entered

When the owner refused, the boy then tried to climb over the counter, but fled quickly as soon as he saw Mr. Kingsley reaching for a big stick.

“He did a line at the door, I’ve never seen a rabbit run as fast as he did,” Mr. Kingsley said 7News.

“I went out and chased him, if I had been 10 years younger, I would have caught him.”

Kingsley said he believes the boy would have stabbed him if he hadn’t defended himself.

He said they have had similar incidents in the store before, but usually the perpetrator is much older and drunk.

The boy was reportedly on bail at the time for similar offenses.

The barefoot child in a pirate shirt approached the counter before pulling the knife out of his pants

The barefoot child in a pirate shirt approached the counter before pulling the knife out of his pants

The barefoot child in a pirate shirt approached the counter before pulling the knife out of his pants

The boy was found Monday at 3.50 pm by Dog Squad after reportedly fleeing a stolen Subaru Forrester on Thurringowa Drive.

He was arrested and taken to the guardhouse.

He is accused of one count per attempted armed robbery, burglary and committing criminal offenses and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

He will be treated under the Youth Justice Act.

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