YOUTHS from other parts of Sydney have been charged after they allegedly threatened people in Mona Vale with a knife in two separate incidents overnight.
About 7pm on Tuesday, police responded to reports that a group of men had allegedly been threatened by two youths at Mona Vale Beach.
"Police were told the three men were seated at a table eating dinner when the teens approached them and demanded they hand over their food," A NSW Police spokesperson said.
"When the men declined, one of the teens lifted his shirt, allegedly revealing a knife, before both teens left the scene."
A short time later, the teens approached a man outside a home on Terrol Crescent at Mona Vale and demanded money and cigarettes.
When the men declined, one of the teens lifted his shirt, allegedly revealing a knife, before both teens left the scene.NSW Police spokesperson
"When the man declined, one of the teens allegedly produced a knife and brandished it towards the man," the police spokesperson said.
"A nearby witness rendered assistance and tackled one of the teens, disarming the youth."
The teens fled the scene but were arrested shortly after on nearby Darley Street by officers attached to Northern Beaches Police Area Command.
A 16-year-old boy from Wahroonga was taken to Manly Police Station and charged with armed with intent to commit indictable offence (three counts), wield knife in public place, possess knife within public, and common assault (two counts).
He was refused bail to appear in Surry Hills Children's Court on Wednesday.
Following further inquiries, a 17-year-old from Castle Hill has been issued with a court attendance notice for custody of a knife in public place.
He will appear at a children's court on March 24.
Northern Beaches Police Area Commander Superintendent Patrick Sharkey praised the locals who were victims of these crimes for calling police straight away.
"This reinforces the need for people to come forward and report matters to police so they can be actively investigated," he said.
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