Police charge man after armed robbery – Strike Force Timbrell

A fourth man has been charged following an investigation into an armed robbery that occurred late last year in the Hunter Valley.

About 4.50am on Saturday 22nd December 2018, three men allegedly forced entry into a licence club in the town of Greta, near Maitland.

The club was closed at the time, when the trio, allegedly armed with a firearm, a baseball bat and a sword, approached an employee, who was the only staff member present.

The group allegedly attacked the employee before collecting a number of items and leaving the location in a car driven by a fourth man.

Strike Force Timbrell was established by State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime squad to investigate the incident.

About 9.15am (Wednesday 16 October 2019) a 26-year-old man was conveyed from a correctional facility in Cessnock to Newcastle Police Station.

He was charged with robbery whilst armed with a dangerous weapon and refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Wednesday 16 October 2019).

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