Man and woman charged following aggravated robbery - Port Macquarie

Wednesday, 10 April 2024 02:39:47 PM

Police have charged a man and a woman following an armed robbery on the state’s Mid North Coast.

About 10.30pm on Saturday 30 March 2024, emergency services were called Horton Street, Port Macquarie, following reports of an aggravated robbery.

Police were told a man, allegedly armed with a knife, approached a 20-year-old man from behind and demanded cash.

A female associate of the armed man allegedly prevented other bystanders from intervening.

The couple fled with a sum of money. The man was shaken but not injured during the incident.

Following inquiries by officers from Mid North Coast Police District, about 10.40am on Tuesday 9 April 2024, police located a 43-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman walking along Gordon Street, Port Macquarie.

They were arrested and taken to Port Macquarie Police Station where the man was charged with robbery whilst armed with an offensive weapon and custody of a knife in a public place. The woman was charged with robbery in company, custody of a knife in a public place and possess prohibited drug.

They were both refused bail to appear before Port Macquarie Local Court today (Wednesday 10 April 2024).

The woman was granted conditional bail to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court on Thursday 23 May 2024. The male was refused bail and remanded into custody to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court on the same date.