NSW police charge man over armed robbery

A man will appear in court today charged over an alleged armed robbery on the state’s Central Coast.

About 9.15pm on Tuesday 17 May 2022, police were called to a supermarket inside the Lake Haven shopping centre, following reports of an armed robbery.

Officers attached to Tuggerah Lakes Police District attended a short time later and were told a man had entered the store and attempted to leave without paying, before allegedly threatening a security guard with a knife and fleeing the scene.

The security guard did not sustain any injuries.

Just before 8pm yesterday (Thursday 19 May 2022), police were called to the same supermarket following reports a man had stolen items and threatened security staff with a small wooden bat, before fleeing the scene.

Police attended and established a perimeter and with the assistance of the Dog Unit located a man in a nearby street.

The 36-year-old man was arrested and taken to Wyong Police Station where he was charged with two counts of robbery armed with offensive weapon.

He was refused bail to appear at Wyong Local Court today (Friday 20 May 2022).

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