A man has been charged following investigations into three armed robberies at various registered clubs in January.
At about 9pm on Saturday, January 13, a man, allegedly armed with a fi rearm, entered a restaurant on The Entrance Rd, The Entrance, and threatened an employee, demanding money. The man allegedly took cash and then left the scene. At about 11am on Monday, January 15, police will allege a man threatened an employee with a firearm at a registered club on York La, Kempsey, before fleeing with cash. Police will allege that at about 9:15pm on Tuesday, January 16, a man entered a registered club on Bias Ave, Bateau Bay, armed with a firearm. He approached a staff member and demanded cash. He allegedly fled the area with cash. Following extensive inquiries, police attended a licensed premise on The Entrance Rd, The Entrance, at about 2:40pm on Wednesday, January 17 and arrested a 21-year-old man. He was taken to Tuggerah Lakes Police Station where he was charged with robbery x 3, larceny, take and drive conveyance without consent of owner x 2, and be carried in conveyance taken without the consent of the owner. The man was refused bail to appear at Wyong Local Court on Thursday, January 18.
Source: Media release, Jan 18 NSW Police Media