Police lay charges after armed robbery investigation in South Windsor

A man has been charged following an investigation into the armed robbery of a store in north-west Sydney last week

About 9.10am on Friday 15 January 2021, an unknown male entered a pawn shop on George Street, South Windsor, and threatened staff with a knife.

The male tied up two staff members before leaving the store with cash and jewellery.

Police were alerted to the incident and an investigation was commenced by officers attached to Hawkesbury Police Area Command.

As part of inquiries, about 6:40pm on Monday 18 January 2021, a search warrant was executed at an address on Berger Road, South Windsor.

About 2.15pm yesterday (Wednesday 20 January 2021), police were alerted to a fail to stop at the intersection of George and Bridge streets, Windsor.

Police were told a white Toyota Hilux was waiting at the traffic lights when a silver VS Holden Commodore allegedly hit the rear of his vehicle. Both drivers exited their vehicles and spoke for a short time before the driver of the Commodore entered his vehicle and allegedly drove from the scene.

Shortly after, the Commodore was located parked on Berger Road, South Windsor, and police arrested the driver, a 31-year-old man in a home nearby.

He was taken to Windsor Police Station and charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon, take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, negligent driving (no death or grievous bodily harm), and drive motor vehicle during disqualification period.

The man was refused bail to appear in Penrith Local Court today (Thursday 21 January 2021).

Police will allege the man took the Commodore from another man known to him without his permission.

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