Police charge man over aggravated robbery – Strike Force Doak

A man has been charged following an investigation into an alleged aggravated robbery in the state’s north-west earlier this month.

Just after midnight on Sunday 20 September 2020, two women – aged 53 and 55 – were sitting in a Mercedes Coupe on Darling Street, Bourke, when they were approached by a group of males.

The group threatened the women with a knife, before gaining access to the vehicle.

The women managed to flee, and the group was seen leaving the area in the Mercedes, which also contained their personal belongings.

Detectives attached to Central North Police District established Strike Force Doak to investigate the incident.

Following inquiries, officers attached to Orana Mid Western Police District arrested a 24-year-old man at a shopping centre on Wheelers Lane, Dubbo, just before 2pm yesterday (Tuesday 30 September 2020.

He was taken to Dubbo Police Station and charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated take/drive motor vehicle with person in/on it-armed with weapon and never licensed person drive vehicle on road.

The man was refused bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court today (Wednesday 30 September 2020).

Inquiries are continuing and further arrests are expected.

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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