Police charge man over attempted armed robbery at Tamworth

A man will face court today charged over an alleged attempted armed robbery at Tamworth last week.

Just before 9.30pm on Thursday (14 January 2021), officers attached to the Oxley Police District responded to reports of an assault outside a unit block on Robert Street.

A 17-year-old male and a friend were reportedly walking along the footpath, when a utility stopped, and two men got out and confronted them. The pair, one allegedly armed with a knife, grabbed hold of the teen and threatened him, demanding his bag.

The teen and his friend were able to break free and run to a nearby apartment, where police were notified.

Detectives commenced an investigation and following inquiries, arrested an 18-year-old man at a West Tamworth home yesterday (Tuesday 19 January 2021), following a short foot pursuit.

He was taken to Tamworth Police Station and charged with assault with intent to rob armed with offensive weapon, and breach of bail.

He was also charged with aggravated break-in dwelling in company, steal and take & drive conveyance without consent of owner, in relation to an alleged break and enter at a Moore Creek home on Tuesday 8 December 2020, where a Toyota Hilux was stolen.

The man was refused bail and will appear at Tamworth Local Court today (Wednesday 20 January 2021).

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