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Man charged with armed robbery in Greenacre

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 01:43:48 PM

Police have charged a man following an armed robbery in Greenacre yesterday.

Emergency services were called to a store on Waterloo Road, Greenacre at 3pm yesterday (Tuesday 14 March 2017), following reports of an armed robbery.

Police have been told that a man entered the store and made his way to a store room before allegedly stealing a number of items.

The man was confronted by a worker and allegedly produced a knife before surrendering it to the employee.

Officers from Bankstown Local Area Command attended and arrested a 37-year-old man.

Police located the man’s vehicle a short distance away from the store, and whilst searching it allegedly located a knife and a small resealable bag of methyl-amphetamine and several packets of prescription drugs.

He was taken to Bankstown Police Station and charged with armed robbery, possessing prohibited drugs and possessing a controlled restricted substance.

The man was refused bail and will appear before Bankstown Local Court today (Wednesday 15 March 2017).

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.