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Newcastle Herald
Newcastle Herald

Syringe used in Charlestown Square bakery armed robbery

Charlestown Square. File picture

A man has been charged after a Charlestown bakery employee was allegedly threatened with a syringe in an armed robbery.

Police were called about 7.30am on July 9 after a man approached the counter of the Charlestown Square ground floor bakery and allegedly threatened a employee with a syringe.

The 25-year-old male worker told police the man demanded money before taking cash and walking out of the centre onto Frederick Street.

The employee was not injured during the incident.

Following a review of CCTV and other inquiries, police attended a South Street, Windale home about 4pm, and arrested a 33-year-old man.

He was taken to Belmont Police Station and charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon.

He was refused bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court on July 11.

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