Two charged following alleged armed robbery - West Tamworth

Tuesday, 07 September 2021 09:38:03 AM

Two people have been charged after an alleged armed robbery in the state’s west yesterday.

About 6.30pm (Monday 6 September 2021), police responded to a report of an armed robbery on Cole Street, West Tamworth.

Officers from Oxley Police District attended and were told a 26-year-old man was driving a Ford Falcon on Cole Street, when an unknown man waved him down.

When the driver stopped, he was allegedly threatened with a pair of scissors before being taken to a nearby home on Cole Road, where he was threatened further and had his mobile phone stolen.

The man managed to flee the home a short time later and alerted police.

Following inquiries, police attended the home on Cole Street, West Tamworth, where they arrested a 28-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy.

Both were charged with robbery in company and not comply with noticed direction re s 7/8/9 - COVID-19.

The man was refused bail to appear in West Tamworth Local Court today (Tuesday 7 September 2021).

The teen was given conditional bail to appear at a children’s court on Tuesday 5 October 2021.