Man charged over grocery store armed robbery - Redhead

Monday, 12 April 2021 07:43:57 PM

A man will appear in court tomorrow charged over an alleged armed robbery in the Lake Macquarie region last week.

Just after 7.30am on Wednesday 7 April 2021, a man entered a grocery store on Cowlishaw Street, Redhead, and approached the counter.

Police will allege the man threatened an employee with a knife, before stealing cigarettes and running away.

No one was physically injured during the incident.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation.

Following inquiries, police arrested an 18-year-old man at a home at Windale about 2pm today (Monday 12 April 2021).

He was taken to Belmont Police Station and charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon.

The Windale man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court tomorrow (Tuesday 13 April 2021).