Two men charged after armed robbery in Blackwall

Siege at West Gosford

Two men have been charged following an alleged armed robbery.

At about 4am on Wednesday, July 15, police will allege in court that a 21-year-old man entered a service station on Memorial Ave, Blackwall, and threatened a 44-year-old male attendant with a rifle.

The man demanded cash and cigarettes before he left the scene with another man along Warrigal St.

Officers from Brisbane Water Police District attended and commenced an investigation.

Following extensive inquiries, a 24-year-old man was arrested at Woy Woy at about 10am yesterday on Thursday, July 16.

He was taken to Gosford Police Station and charged with one count of in company rob while armed with dangerous weapon, one court of deal with the proceeds of crime, and three counts of possess prohibited drug.

He was refused bail to face Gosford Local Court on Friday, July 17, where he was formally bail refused to face the same court in September.

Following additional inquiries, police arrested a 21-year-old man at Ettalong Beach at about 9:15am on Friday, July 17.

He was taken to Gosford Police Station and charged with robbery in company whilst armed with a dangerous weapon and possess unregistered firearm in a public place.

He was refused bail to face Newcastle Local Court on Saturday, July 18.

Source:
Press release, Jul 17
NSW Police Media