A MAN arrested at Towradgi last night will face court charged with three alleged armed robberies over the weekend.
About 11pm on Friday (June 5), a man entered a service station on Towradgi Road, Towradgi, and allegedly threatened the attendant, demanding cash. The employee placed cash, cigarettes, and mobile phones in a bag before the man fled.
In a second incident, a man attended a service station on Bellevue Road, Figtree, about 7.30am on Saturday (June 6), and filled a Holden Commodore with fuel. The man entered the store and threatened the attendant before leaving, allegedly failing to pay for the petrol.
In a third incident yesterday (Sunday June 7), a man entered a fast food store on the Princes Highway, Figtree, about 1.15pm, and allegedly threatened staff, demanding cash. He was handed cash before driving off in a Holden Commodore.
Following inquiries, Wollongong police arrested a 29-year-old man at a unit on Carr Street, Towradgi, about 8.20pm last night.
During a search of the man’s possessions, officers allegedly found a bladed weapon. He was taken to Wollongong Police Station where he was charged with three counts of robbery while armed with dangerous weapons, two counts of never licensed person drive vehicle on road, and possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.
The man was refused bail to appear before Wollongong Local Court today (Monday June 8).
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