10 April 2024

Man charged with multiple offences following an alleged robbery

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
NSW Police.

A 19-year-old man had his mobile phone allegedly stolen in North Albury over the weekend. Photo: SCM Jeans.

A 24-year-old man has been handed a string of charges including aggravated robbery, intimidating a police officer and larceny.

Emergency services were called to Mate Street, North Albury, following reports of an alleged robbery at about 4:30 am on Saturday (6 April).

Two men allegedly approached a 19-year-old man before demanding cash and property and allegedly stealing a mobile phone.

Afterwards, police claimed the men left in a taxi believed to be stolen from a North Albury address a short time before the incident.

The 19-year-old was not injured.

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Following inquiries, officers from Murray River Police District located the taxi at about 5:30 am at Glen Park, Albury, on fire.

Fire and Rescue NSW extinguished the blaze, however, the taxi was destroyed.

Police tried to speak with two men but allegedly gave chase before arresting a 24-year-old nearby.

He was taken to Albury Police Station and charged with aggravated robbery, goods in personal custody suspected of being stolen, intimidating a police officer in the execution of duty without actual bodily harm and two counts of larceny.

He was refused bail to appear at Wagga Wagga Local Court on Sunday, 7 April.

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