Man charged over armed robbery of money transfer service, NSW

A man has been charged over the alleged armed robbery of a money transfer service in Sydney’s west three months ago, NSW Police say.

About 2pm on Tuesday 19 June 2018, a man allegedly armed with a handgun entered a money transfer store on Main Street, Blacktown, and threatened the owner, demanding cash.

The man stole cash and fled the store on foot.

Local police attended a short time later and established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist forensic officers.

Detectives from the Robbery and Serious Crime Squad established Strike Force Koobilya to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following extensive investigations, strike force detectives arrested a 35-year-old man at Blacktown Police Station about 9.15am yesterday (Wednesday 19 September 2018).

He was charged with robbery whilst armed with a dangerous weapon and recklessly deal with proceeds of crime.

Police will allege in court that the man used the proceeds of the robbery to purchase a Nissan Skyline on Thursday 21 June 2018.

The Bungarribee man was refused bail and is next due to appear at Blacktown Local Court on Thursday 15 November 2018.

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