Man charged after armed robbery - Coffs Harbour

Wednesday, 07 September 2022 08:07:38 AM

A man will face court today charged after an alleged armed robbery at Coffs Harbour yesterday.

Just before 8pm (Tuesday 6 September 2022), police were called to Edinburgh Street, Coffs Harbour, after reports of an armed robbery.

Police were told a man armed with a knife threatened a ride-share driver before he fled the scene with cash.

The driver was not injured during the incident.

Officers from Coffs-Clarence Police District established a crime scene, and with the assistance of the Dog Unit, commenced a search of the surrounding area.

Following inquiries, police attended a unit on Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, and spoke to a 24-year-old man.

The man briefly resisted police before he was arrested and taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station.

He was charged with robbery armed with a serious weapon and resist officer in execution of duty (three counts).

The Boambee East man was refused bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court today (Wednesday 7 September 2022).

During a search of the unit, two knives were seized which will be forensically examined.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.