A man who smashed into a Lismore service station on Saturday night was arrested before he could make off with his ill-gotten gains, which police describe as ‘cigarette accessories’.
Police allege that in the early hours of Sunday morning the 50-year-old Lismore man went to the BP Service Station on Dawson Street Lismore and threw a brick several times at a window, causing it to shatter.
An hour later the man allegedly returned and threw another brick at the window, creating a hole large enough for him to climb through.
Police allege he attempted to gain entry to the cigarette safe and stole cigarette accessories.
Police arrived as he was exiting the service station arrested him.
When searched, the man was found to be in possession of a 30cm knife.
He was taken to Lismore Police Station where he was charged with aggravated break and enter with intent to commit a serious indictable offence, break and enter with intent to steal, and custody of knife in public place – subsequent offence.
He has been bail refused until December.