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Man in court over Tweed robberies

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A man charged with a number of armed robberies in the Tweed will appear in court today.

The 54-year-old man was arrested at a Tweed Heads motel last night.

Police believe he was responsible for a holding up the Target store at Tweed Centro mall yesterday afternoon, as well as previous robberies at a Pottsville newsagent and a Murwillumbah supermarket.


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