Teen pleads guilty to fire, armed robbery

A DEVONPORT teenager has pleaded guilty to 32 charges, including the armed robbery of a Pizza Hut customer at Mowbray.

Zach Michael Carr, who did not have a lawyer, appeared in the Launceston Magistrates Court yesterday via video from Risdon Prison.

The 18-year-old and a youth used a painted wooden replica firearm to steal $170 from a man at Pizza Hut on October 20.

The majority of Carr's charges involved stealing or breaking into vehicles around the Launceston, Devonport and Deloraine areas.

The court heard Carr stole a van at Kings Meadows, a Nissan Skyline at Deloraine, a Nissan Pintara at St Marys and another car from Conara all on the one day in October.

He also set fire to a Subaru Impreza at St Marys on October 30.

The learner driver has pleaded guilty to several counts of driving while unaccompanied by a licensed driver.

Magistrate Simon Brown committed him to the Supreme Court for sentence on February 3 for the armed robbery and the fire.

He will be sentenced for the remainder of the charges on Friday in the magistrate's court.

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