Machete Man Arrested in Coffs Harbour Following Alleged Armed Robbery

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Machete Man Arrested in Coffs Harbour Following Alleged Armed Robbery

A man has been charged by detectives investigating several armed street robberies in Coffs Harbour.

Police from Coffs Clarence Local Area Command received reports of four incidents between 10pm and 10.45pm on Wednesday 27 December 2017, when a man armed with a machete allegedly threatened and robbed four men.

About 45 minutes later, a car was stopped in Oriana Street in Coffs Harbour, where a 23 year old man was arrested after personal items, alleged to have been the proceeds of the robberies, were seen in the vehicle.

The man has now been charged with robbery while armed with an offensive weapon.

He was refused bail to appear in Coffs Harbour Local Court on Monday 8 January 2018.

A balaclava and machete were also seized from the car and have been taken for forensic examination.

Coffs Clarence detectives and general duties police searched a home in Oriana Street, Coffs Harbour, about 3:30pm and seized further items for examination.

Inquiries are continuing.

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