A man will face court today charged after allegedly threatening several shop attendants in Lake Macquarie overnight.
Police will allege about 5.30pm on Monday (6 April 2020), a 35-year-old man entered a newsagency on The Boulevard, Toronto, and demanded cash from the shop attendant.
He left the store empty-handed before entering a takeaway shop and demanding cash from another employee. After the attendant refused, the 35-year-old allegedly threatened him with a nearby chair and left.
A short time later, the man entered a bottle shop and demanded cash from the shop attendant.
Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District were patrolling the nearby area and entered the bottle shop where they arrested the 35-year-old.
He was taken to Toronto Police Station and charged with three counts of demand money with menaces.
He was refused bail to face Newcastle Local Court today (Tuesday 7 April 2020).