Attempted armed robbery

A 13-YEAR-OLD boy has been charged with attempted robbery after he took a hammer from a shelf at a Rosedale supermarket at about 6pm on Saturday and threatened a female attendant demanding cash.

The woman managed to wrestle the hammer away, startling the boy who fled the busy supermarket only to be apprehended by police a short time later.

Police are asking witnesses to the incident to phone the Rosedale police station on 5199 2222.