Police charge man after attempted armed robbery – Port Stephens-Hunter

A man will face court today after an alleged armed robbery attempt in the state’s Hunter Region.

About 4pm yesterday (Tuesday 3 August 2021), police responded to a report of an attempted armed robbery at a convenience store in Anderson Drive, Tarro.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended, secured a crime scene and commenced an investigation.

Police were informed by the 42-year-old male shop owner that a man allegedly entered the store with a large knife demanding cash and cigarettes. The owner challenged the man who fled the store without any property. No injuries were sustained to the shop owner.

About 6.50pm a 21-year-old man attended Maitland Police Station where he was arrested.

The man was charged with one count of attempted robbery armed with offensive weapon.

He was bail refused to appear in Maitland Local Court later today (Wednesday 4 August 2021).

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