Three charged following armed robbery, investigations continue, NSW

Three people have been charged and investigations continue following an alleged armed robbery near Moree earlier this month, NSW Police say.

About 2.20am on Friday 12 May 2017, four men and a woman allegedly entered a service station on the Newell Highway at Bellata, south of Moree.

One of the men was allegedly armed with a rifle. The men demanded cash and cigarettes from the attendant who complied, before they left in a stolen Mitsubishi utility.

A 26-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were arrested later that day following a pursuit in Warialda.

Both were taken to Moree police station and charged.

The man was charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon, drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, police pursuit – not stop (“Skye’s Law”) and drive while disqualified.

The woman was charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon, be carried in conveyance and knowing deal with proceeds of crime.

Both were refused bail and appeared at Moree Local Court on Saturday 13 May 2017 and were remanded to re-appear at the same court on Wednesday 12 July 2017.

On Thursday 25 May 2017, a 21-year-old man was arrested by police at a home in Moree.

A search of the home located a firearm, ammunition, methylamphetamine, and suspected stolen goods which were secured for forensic analysis.

The man was taken to Moree Police Station and charged with armed robbery, and take and drive conveyance (x2) and an unrelated assault and was refused bail to appear at Moree Local Court tomorrow.

Investigations are continuing and further arrests are expected.

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