A 13-year-old boy has appeared before Northavon Magistrates to face a charge of assault with intent to rob and another of possession of an offensive weapon.
The case follows an incident in which a 14-year-old boy reported an attempted robbery in Page Road, Staple Hill on Sunday October 18 2009.
A second boy arrested in connection with the incident has been released without charge.
Neighbourhood Sergeant Paul Bolton-Jones said: “South Gloucestershire is a safe place to live. However parents should try to make sure they know where their children will be going, when and with whom.”
Source: Avon and Somerset Police