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Inner West: 19-year-old Leichhardt man charged over Stanmore knifepoint robbery

The man was taken to and charged with robbery armed with an offensive weapon at Newtown Police Station. Photo: nicelocal.com.au.

By DANIEL LO SURDO

A 19-year-old Leichhardt man has been charged by police over the knifepoint robbery of a Stanmore service station on Monday morning.

At 12:15am on Monday, the man allegedly threatened an employee with a knife, demanding cash before fleeing on Parramatta Road.

After inquiries made during the police investigation, officers executed a search warrant at a home on Catherine Street, finding a knife and several clothing items. The 19-year-old was then arrested and taken to Newtown Police Station, where he was charged with robbery armed with an offensive weapon.

At the time of the incident, the man was wearing a grey top with white lettering, light grey track pants and black runners.

Officers from the Inner West Police Area Command established a crime scene at the Parramatta Road service station and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident, with police announcing on Tuesday evening that a man had been charged over the robbery.

The man was refused bail and was due to appear at Newtown Local Court on Wednesday.

No one injured in Inner West robbery

The employee threatened with a knife was not injured in the robbery, with the man stealing cash before fleeing the scene.

Police appealed for eyewitnesses or dashcam footage surrounding the incident on Monday morning, with those urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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