Police charge man over two service station armed robberies – Forestville

Northern Beaches detectives have charged a man over two alleged armed robberies at Forestville earlier this year.

About 4.40am on Thursday 15 April 2021, police were called to a service station on Warringah Road, near Cook Street, after reports a man – armed with a knife – entered the store and threatened the attendant.

Police have been told the armed man stole cash, before fleeing on foot.

In a separate incident, just after 5.10am on Saturday 15 May 2021, police were called to the same service station, after reports a man approached the counter and threatened the employee with a knife, while demanding cash.

He then fled on foot.

No one was physically injured during the incidents.

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command commenced an investigation into the incidents.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives arrested a 19-year-old man outside a home on Woodlands Street, Forestville, about 7.40am today (Wednesday 9 June 2021).

Shortly after, a search warrant was executed at the home where police seized two knives.

He was taken to Manly Police Station and charged with two counts of robbery armed with offensive weapon and drive motor vehicle during disqualification period.

The man was refused bail to appear at Manly Local Court today.

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