A man has been charged and investigations are continuing into two separate armed robberies on the state’s south coast at the weekend.
About 12.30am Saturday (7 December 2019), two men attended a service station in Milton.
One of the men allegedly produced a large hunting knife and demanded cash, cigarette lighters and goods.
The two men then fled the scene on an unregistered motorised scooter.
Officers from South Coast Police District engaged in a pursuit, which was terminated shortly after for safety reasons.
The pursuit was re-initiated a short time later in the Milton township and continued through to the Ulladulla Skate Park, where the scooter became stuck in loose gravel.
The two men fled on foot. A 20-year-old man was arrested in nearby bushland and taken to Ulladulla Police Station, where he was charged with armed robbery in company.
The man appeared at Nowra Local Court yesterday (Sunday 8 December 2019) and is due to re-appear on 24 January 2020.
A second man remains outstanding. He is described as being approximately 180cm with a medium build and was wearing a grey hooded jumper and dark pants at the time of the alleged incident.
Investigations are continuing into a second alleged armed robbery in Bomaderry in the early hours of yesterday (Sunday 9 December 2019).
Between 3am and 4am yesterday (Sunday 8 December 2019) a man was sleeping near Bomaderry Creek behind the cricket oval on Bolong Road, when he was woken by two unknown men.
The man was allegedly struck in the head by one of the men and knocked unconscious. He woke to find his wallet had been removed and cash stolen.
The man later reported the incident to police, who commenced an investigation.
The two men have been described as being of Aboriginal appearance, aged 18 to 20 and were both wearing dark clothing and hooded tops at the time of the alleged incident.
The man sustained minor injuries as a result of the alleged assault but did not require medical treatment.
Police inquiries are continuing and anyone with information is urged to contact South Coast police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Information is treated in strict confidence.