Police charge man over assaults and armed robbery at Queanbeyan

A man has been charged after allegedly assaulting two men and threatening a third man with knives before stealing alcohol from a hotel in Queanbeyan yesterday.

Police have been told a 48-year-old man allegedly assaulted a male patron at a hotel on Limestone Drive, Jerrabomberra, about 7.50pm (Thursday 13 August 2020).

The man then allegedly assaulted the venue’s manager, a 23-year-old man, when he tried to intervene and remove the man from the venue.

The manager – with the help of a patron – removed the man from the venue.

The man then entered the hotel’s bottle shop about 8.30pm (Thursday 13 August), allegedly armed with two knives.

Police have been told the man failed to leave the shop when asked before allegedly threatening the venue’s manager and stealing alcohol.

Officers from Monaro Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation.

Following inquiries, they attended a home on Bluestone Gardens, Jerrabomberra, about 10.35pm (Thursday 13 August 2020), and arrested the man and seized two knives.

The man was taken to Queanbeyan Hospital under police guard to be treated for minor injuries, before being transferred to Queanbeyan Police Station about 4am (Friday 14 August 2020).

He was charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon, excluded person fail to leave premises when required, and common assault.

The man was denied bail and appeared in Queanbeyan Local Court today (Friday 14 August 2020), where he was formally refused bail to appear in the same court on Tuesday 10 November 2020.

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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