A man will face court today charged over an alleged armed robbery in West Wallsend.
About 10.50am yesterday (Wednesday 16 October 2019), a 28-year-old man entered a store on Carrington Street, West Wallsend.
Police will allege the man – armed with a knife – threatened a 31-year-old female employee and demanded cash.
He then fled the scene in a Toyota Camry with alleged stolen number plates.
While officers from Lake Macquarie Police District were responding to the initial call, a Traffic & Highway Patrol vehicle noticed the Toyota Camry allegedly travelling at speed.
Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver.
A subsequent search of the vehicle allegedly located clothing and cash.
He was arrested and taken to Toronto Police Station.
He was charged with robbery whilst armed, goods in custody and two counts of fraud.
He was refused bail to face Toronto Local Court today (Thursday 17 October 2019).