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April 16, 2021

Man charged armed robbery – Chinderah 

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A 20-year-old man and four others were travelling in a vehicle around the Tweed Heads area. Police say all four passengers threatened a 20-year-old and demanded his mobile phone and ATM card; one person was allegedly armed with what’s believed to be a rifle.

The man later sought assistance from a member of the public and contacted police.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District arrived and commenced an investigation.

On Sunday June 16 the vehicle was found in an embankment on Clothiers Creek Road, Cabarita.

It wasn’t until last Thursday June 27, that an 18-year-old man presented himself to Tweed Heads Police Station.

He was arrested and charged with armed robbery in company. He was refused bail to appear at Byron Bay Local Court on Friday.

Investigations into the incident are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.


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