Man charged over armed robbery at Lake Haven

Tuggerah Lakes Police District have charged a man over an alleged armed robbery at Lake Haven.

Police were called to a supermarket inside Lake Haven shopping centre about 9.15pm on Tuesday, May 17, after reports of an armed robbery.

It was reported a man entered the store and tried to leave without paying, before allegedly threatening a security guard with a knife then fleeing the scene.

The security guard did not sustain any injuries.

Just before 8pm on Thursday, May 19, police were called to the same supermarket following reports a man had stolen items and threatened security staff with a small wooden bat, before fleeing the scene.

Police attended and established a perimeter and with the assistance of the dog unit located a man in a nearby street.

The 36-year-old man was arrested and taken to Wyong Police Station, where he was charged with two counts of robbery armed with offensive weapon. He was refused bail until his appearance in Wyong Local Court.

Tuggerah Lakes Police District