Blood-Filled Syringe Used In Belmont Robbery

Police have made an arrest..

16 June 2018

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A man’s accused of threatening staff at a Belmont pharmacy armed with a blood-filled syringe during a terrifying robbery. 

The 38-year-old entered the shop on Singleton Street at around 3:45pm Saturday.

It’s claimed he stole medication after threatening a staff member with the syringe. 

Thankfully, no one was injured.

Police arrested the man a short time later, after he was found hiding in the yard of a home in nearby May Street.

The medication was discovered in Church Street.

He’ll face Newcastle Local Court today, charged with robbery armed with an offensive weapon.

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