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Hansel And Gretel? Lolly Trail Leads Police To Teen 'Robbers'

A group of teenage boys has been arrested over two service station robberies in Adelaide, after leaving a trail of confectionery wrappers for police to follow.

The four boys, aged from 15 to 17, were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery after they allegedly held up two servos in Unley and Glenside, in Adelaide's east, early on Thursday morning.

Police attend one of the service stations after it was robbed. Image: 10 News First

Police say they threatened staff with a pair of scissors and demanded cigarettes and chocolate bars and lollies.

CCTV from a nearby business shows the group walking to, and running from the scene of one of the robberies.

Patrols set up cordons in the area, and officers followed a trail of cigarette lighters, lollies and chocolate wrappers which lead them to two of the suspects.

Chocolate wrappers helped lead police to the suspects. Image: 10 News First

Police dog Marley tracked down the other two boys not far from the scene.

Three of the suspects were refused bail and will face the Youth Court today, while the fourth will appear in court at a later date. 

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