25 October 2023

Griffith man charged over alleged attempted armed robbery

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
Griffith Court House.

A 36-year-old man is set to appear before Griffith Local Court for alleged attempted armed robbery. Photo: Oliver Jacques.

A Griffith man has been charged over an alleged attempted armed robbery in Griffith last week.

Police allege the 36-year-old man entered a service station on Banna Avenue and pointed a firearm towards a staff member about 9 pm last Friday (20 October).

The man allegedly threatened the worker before fleeing the store. No one was physically injured.

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Officers from Murrumbidgee Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation and following inquiries, investigators arrested the man on Animoo Avenue (Griffith) about 10:30 am yesterday (24 October).

He was taken to Griffith Police Station, where he was charged with an outstanding warrant, robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon, possessing an unregistered, unauthorised pistol in a public place, and goods suspected stolen on premises.

The man was refused bail to appear at Griffith Local Court on 25 October.

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