BY IAN CROUCH
Police have arrested two teenagers over a violent stealing incident at a Lake Macquarie supermarket.
Officers were called to the Woolworths store on the Pacific Highway at Belmont just before 2.00pm yesterday.
However the pair fled .
Police arrested an 18-year-old, but he allegedly became violent and escaped with one handcuff still attached.
He was re-arrested a short time later, while a 16-year-old was also arrested.
The 18-year-old has been charged with several offences including resisting an officer, escaping lawful custody and larceny.
He's been refused bail to face Belmont Local Court today.
The 16-year-old has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company, resist officer and larceny.
He's also been refused bail to face the Children's Court today.