Man in court after robbery with replica pistol at Lismore

A man has been charged after allegedly robbing a service station whilst armed with a replica pistol in Lismore yesterday.

At 6.05pm (Wednesday 11 March 2020), a man entered a service station on Ballina Road, demanding money and cigarettes and pointed an alleged replica Glock style pistol at the store attendant.

The attendant confronted the man before contacting police. The man fled the scene on foot last seen heading South down Keen Street.

Officers attached to Richmond Police District attended and established a crime scene.

Following inquiries, about 6.30pm, officers stopped and spoke with two men walking along Dixon Place, Lismore Heights after one man was observed to be holding an item wrapped in a t-shirt, believed to be a firearm.

The two men were arrested and taken to Lismore Police Station.

An 18-year-old man was charged with robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon.

The Goonellabah man was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today (Thursday 12 March 2020).

The second man was released without charge, pending further investigations.

Anyone with information about this incident 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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