Woman Charged Over Historical Tweed Heads Offence

A woman has been extradited from Western Australia following an investigation into a historical robbery offence in New South Wales.

About 9.10am on Saturday 20 April 2002, a man and woman were allegedly involved in an armed robbery at a hair salon on King Street, Murwillumbah.

During the armed robbery, it is alleged a pregnant woman sustained a laceration to her arm that required stitches.

Following an investigation, the pair were arrested in Nimbin on Thursday 25 April 2002; however, it is alleged the woman fled whilst on bail.

Earlier this year, detectives from Tweed-Byron Police District obtained an arrest warrant for a 61-year-old woman, who was known to be residing in Western Australia.

On Wednesday 15 March 2023, investigating officers travelled to Perth, where the woman was arrested and flown to Sydney.

She was taken to Surry Hills Police Station, where she was charged with outstanding matters of aggravated robbery, robbery, fail to appear with bail undertaking, and obtain money etc by deception.

The woman appeared before the Downing Centre Local Court yesterday (Thursday 16 April 2023), where she was formally refused bail to re-appear before Tweed Heads Local Court today (Friday 17 March 2023).

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