Man charged following aggravated robbery - North Albury

Saturday, 06 April 2024 03:12:00 PM

Police have charged a man, following an aggravated robbery in the state’s south.

About 4.30am (Saturday 6 April 2024), emergency services were called Mate Street, North Albury, following reports of an aggravated robbery.

Police were told two men approached a 19-year-old man on Mate Street before demanding cash and property and allegedly stealing a mobile phone.

The men left in a taxi, believed to be stolen from a North Albury address a short time prior to the incident.

The man was not injured.

Following inquiries officers from Murray River Police District located the taxi about 5.30am at Glen Park, Albury, well alight.

Fire and Rescue NSW extinguished the blaze; however, the taxi was destroyed.

Police attempted to speak with two men before a foot pursuit ensued and arresting a 24-year-old man nearby.

He was taken to Albury Police Station and charged with aggravated robbery and use corporal violence, be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, goods in personal custody suspected being stolen, passenger not disclose driver’s/other passengers identity, intimidate police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm and two counts of larceny.

He was refused bail to appear before Wagga Wagga Local Court tomorrow (Sunday 7 April 2024).

As inquiries continue anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

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.