Two charged over slashing of service station attendant

Two men will face court following an investigation into an aggravated robbery in Casino at the weekend that left a service station attendant with slash wounds to his face.

As previously reported, the attack took place about 7am on Sunday (March 25), when three men, armed with a knife and metal pole, approached the 61-year-old man who was opening the service station’s shop on Centre Street.

The men left the scene on foot after stealing cash and the employee was taken to Lismore Hospital for treatment.

Two men, aged 20 and 45, have since been arrested and taken to Lismore Police Station.

The 20-year-old was charged with robbery with an offensive weapon causing wounding.

The 45-year-old was charged with robbery with an offensive weapon causing wounding, robbery with offensive weapon and an outstanding warrant.

Both men were refused bail to appear before Lismore Local Court today (Wednesday March 28).

Inquiries are continuing as to the identity of the third assailant.


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