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A man will face Kempsey Local Court today, the second charged following investigations into an armed robbery that occurred on the state’s Far North Coast last year.

Strike Force Skennar was established by the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad, with assistance from Richmond Police District, to investigate an armed robbery that took place on the evening of Monday 2 September 2019 at a licenced premises in Evans Head.

As part of ongoing investigations, detectives arrested and charged a 24-year-old man in Kempsey last Friday (7 August 2020). He remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, strike force investigators attended a correctional facility in Kempsey and arrested a 32-year-old male inmate yesterday.

He was charged with two counts of robbery while armed with dangerous weapon and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Police will allege in court the two men threatened staff of the licenced premises with a knife and a firearm, before restraining one man, assaulting another and fleeing with cash.

The 32-year-old man was refused bail and will appear at Kempsey Local Court today.


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