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Man charged over alleged armed robbery - Wagga Wagga

Tuesday, 28 September 2021 10:44:51 AM

A man has been charged over an alleged armed robbery in the state’s Riverina region two weeks ago.

Just after 6am Monday 13 September 2021, a male entered a store on Lake Albert Road, Kooringal, allegedly armed with an axe.

He allegedly threatened the 32-year-old male store manager, while demanding cash and cigarettes before fleeing and dumping the axe in a nearby backyard.

Officers attached to Riverina Police District were notified and established Strike Force Crailand to investigate the incident.

Following inquiries, just after 11.30am yesterday (Monday 27 September 2021), police attended a home on Churchill Avenue, Kooringal, and arrested a 30-year-old man.

He was taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station where he was charged with robbery whilst armed with an offensive weapon.

The Wagga Wagga man was refused bail to appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court today (Tuesday 28 September 2021).