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Police Charge 14-Year-Old After Knife Becomes 'Lodged' In Woman's Face

Police have charged a teenager after an incident that left a woman with a stab wound to her face. 

Police said a male entered a tobacconist in Greenway Plaza in Parramatta in Sydney's west at about 8.40pm on Monday evening. He was allegedly armed with a knife.

The man then approached a 24-year-old female employee with the knife and allegedly demanded money.

The pair started to argue and the teenager then allegedly threw the knife at the woman. The knife narrowly missed her eye but became lodged in her face.

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The tobacconist where the alleged attack occurred. Photo: Viki Gerova.

The 14-year-old then ran from the store with a second man who was waiting outside.

Emergency services were called to the tobacconist where the woman was treated for head wounds.

She was later taken to Westmead Hospital where she remains in a stable condition after undergoing surgery to remove the knife.

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Greenway Plaza in Parramatta. Photo: Google Maps

Police say they arrested the teenager at 1am on Tuesday morning. The boy was taken to Riverstone Police Station and charged with robbery armed with an offensive weapon causing wounding and was refused bail.

The teenager will appear in a children's court on Tuesday.

Contact Siobhan at skenna@networkten.com.au