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Man arrested after allegedely robbing Bega KFC

March 10, 2023 10:56 am in by

A man has been charged following an alleged armed robbery on the Far South Coast on Thursday (March 9).

Police have been told a man entered the fast-food restaurant on Carp Street, Bega, about 8pm on Thursday, and approached the front counter, where he allegedly threatened an employee – a boy aged 17 – with a knife.

The man allegedly stole cash from the register before fleeing.

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The employee was not physically injured.

Officers attached to South Coast Police District were notified and following inquiries, and arrested a 35-year-old man at a nearby takeaway restaurant on the same street, about 9.15pm.

It will be alleged he was found in possession of a knife and cash believed to have been stolen.

The man was taken to Bega Police Station where he was charged with one count of robbery armed with offensive weapon – serious indictable offence, and two counts of shoplifting.

He was refused bail to appear in Batemans Bay Local Court today (Friday 10 March 2023).

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