Police charge man over armed robbery – Merewether

A man has been charged following investigations into an alleged armed robbery at Newcastle last week.

About 4pm on Sunday (16 January 2022), a man entered a service station on Llewellyn Street, Merewether.

He allegedly approached a 28-year-old female staff member from behind and threatened her with a knife.

The man demanded cash and cigarettes from a second employee – a 40-year-old man – before he fled the scene heading south on Glebe Road towards Elliott Street.

Officers attached to Newcastle City Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following inquiries, police attended a home on Davis Avenue, Wallsend, and arrested a 33-year-old man about 9.30am yesterday (Thursday 20 January 2022).

He was taken to Newcastle Police Station and charged with robbery armed with an offensive weapon. He was also charged with an outstanding warrant for an unrelated offence.

The man was refused bail and appeared at Newcastle Local Court the same day, where he was formally bail refused to reappear at the same court on Thursday 17 March 2022.

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