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A 26-year-old Goonellabah man was arrested after an attempted armed robbery at Tweed Heads yesterday afternoon.

The man allegedly entered the loading dock of a supermarket at Tweed Centro shopping centre, on the corner of Wharf and Bay Streets, and confronted two staff members.

He allegedly produced a replica pistol and demanded cash.

The employees spoke with the man for a short time before he left the area and was seen to get into a small yellow hatchback.

Police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command located the hatchback in Fraser Drive, Tweed Heads South, about 4.30pm.

A replica pistol was allegedly discovered inside the vehicle.

The man was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where he was subsequently charged with armed robbery, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and intimidating a police officer.

He was refused bail to appear at Tweed Head Local Court today.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Tweed Heads Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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