Man charged over alleged armed robbery - Mid North Coast

Wednesday, 01 September 2021 03:06:57 PM

Detectives have charged a man over his alleged involvement in an armed robbery on the state’s Mid North Coast last year.

Strike Force Kelburn was established by the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad to investigate multiple armed robberies in the Kempsey area between November and December 2020.

So far during the investigation three males – aged 16, 17 and 18 – have been charged and remain before the courts.

Following further inquiries, strike force detectives, with assistance from Mid North Coast Police District, executed a search warrant at a home at Burnt Bridge about 7am today (Wednesday 1 September 2021).

During a subsequent search police seized clothing and electronic items which will undergo forensic examination.

A 29-year-old man was arrested and taken to Kempsey Police Station, where he was charged with two counts of robbery armed with offensive weapon.

Police will allege in court the man threatened an employee with weapons, then stole cash, during the armed robbery of a club on Valley Way, Kempsey, around 7pm on Sunday 13 December 2020.

Two other people involved in the robbery remain outstanding.

The man was refused bail and appeared at Kempsey Local Court today, where he was formally refused bail to reappear at the same court on Wednesday 20 October 2021.

Investigations under Strike Force Kelburn continue.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators 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.