Man extradited from ACT to face charges over Queanbeyan armed robbery

Detectives have charged a man over his alleged role in an armed robbery at a licensed venue in Queanbeyan last year.

Just before 12.30am on Thursday 15 November 2018, a utility, believed to have been stolen, smashed through a hotel on Crawford Street and a male exited the vehicle, armed with a firearm.

The male fired a shot and threatened staff before stealing cash and fleeing the scene in the utility.

No one was physically injured.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad and Monaro Police District commenced an investigation under Strike Force Corryong.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force investigators, with the assistance of Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers, arrested a 42-year-old man in Canberra about 2pm yesterday (Thursday 11 July 2019).

He appeared at ACT Magistrates Court today (Friday 12 July 2019), where detectives applied for and were granted his extradition to NSW.

The man was escorted by detectives to Queanbeyan Police Station and charged with robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon and be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

The man was refused bail to appear via audio visual link at Queanbeyan Bail Court tomorrow (Saturday 13 July 2019).

Investigations under Strike Force Corryong are continuing.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Corryong investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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