Armed robbery - man charged after South Windsor pawn shop heist
A South Windsor man has been arrested and charged following an investigation into the armed robbery of a store in George St, South Windsor.
At 9.10am on Friday, a man walked into the pawn shop and threatened staff with a knife.
He tied up two staff members before leaving the store with cash and jewellery.
Officers from Hawkesbury Police Area Command began an investigation and as part of that operation, at 6:40pm on Monday, a search warrant was executed at an address on Berger Rd, South Windsor.
About 2.15pm yesterday – Wednesday - police were alerted to a fail to stop at the intersection of George and Bridge streets, Windsor.
Officers were told a white Toyota Hilux was waiting at the traffic lights when a silver VS Holden Commodore allegedly hit the rear of his vehicle. Both drivers got out of their vehicles and spoke for a short time before the driver of the Commodore got back in his car and allegedly drove from the scene.
Shortly after, the Commodore was found parked on Berger Road and police arrested the driver, a 31-year-old man in a home nearby.
He was taken to Windsor Police Station and charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon, take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, negligent driving (no death or grievous bodily harm), and drive motor vehicle during disqualification period.
The man was refused bail to appear in Penrith Local Court today – Thursday.
Police will allege the man took the Commodore from another man known to him without his permission.
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