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Two extradited from Queensland and charged over alleged armed robbery - Sussex Inlet

Friday, 28 May 2021 08:27:25 AM

Two men have been extradited from Queensland and charged over an alleged armed robbery on the state’s South Coast in 2019.

The State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad established Strike Force Dalwood to investigate an armed robbery at a registered club in Sussex Inlet, about 40km south of Nowra, at about 10.30pm on Thursday 25 July 2019.

Police will allege in court that two men forced entry to the premises – one armed with a firearm and sledgehammer, the other armed with a machete and sledgehammer – and threatened six staff members, before locking them in a room and stealing cash.

No one was physically injured during the incident.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives, with the assistance of the Queensland Police Service (QPOL), travelled to two addresses in Broadbeach, Queensland, where they arrested two men – aged 34 and 43 – about 10am on Wednesday (26 May 2021).

The men were taken to Southport Magistrates Court, where detectives applied for, and were granted, their extradition to NSW.

The pair were remanded in custody before being taken to Tweed Heads Police Station about 11.30am yesterday (Thursday 27 May 2021), where they were both charged with robbery while armed with dangerous weapon.

Both were refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today (Friday 28 May 2021).

Investigations under Strike Force Dalwood are continuing.