Police charge man with armed robbery – Brookvale

A man will face court today charged after an incident on Sydney’s Northern Beaches yesterday.

About 10am (Wednesday 12 January 2022), emergency services were called to a business on Pittwater Road, Brookvale, after reports a man had allegedly threatened an employee with an axe.

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command attended and were told the unknown man had allegedly left the store without paying for several items.

An employee of the store – a 21-year-old man – attempted to stop the man, before he was allegedly threatened with an axe.

A short time later on Pittwater Road, Brookvale, the man allegedly threatened another employee of the store – a 35-year-old man – and a 62-year-old man, before fleeing the scene.

Police conducted a search of the area, with the assistance of the Dog Unit and PolAir, but the man could not be located.

Following inquiries, officers attended a home on Normandy Road, Allambie Heights, about 11.30am (Wednesday 12 January 2022), where a 35-year-old man was arrested and taken to Manly Police Station.

About 4pm (Wednesday 12 January 2022), police executed a search warrant at a home on Normandy Road, Allambie Heights, where they seized cannabis plants and other items.

The man was charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon, use etc offensive weapon with intent to commit indictable offence (two counts) and cultivate prohibited plant>small &

He was refused bail to appear at Manly Local Court today (Thursday 13 January 2022).

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