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Three to face court in Central West after alleged armed robbery and pursuit


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By staff writer


Two men were refused bail and one was granted conditional bail following an investigation into an alleged armed robbery and pursuit with police over the long weekend.


Police allege that at about 5.30am on Saturday (April 23, 2022), a man - armed with a knife - entered a supermarket on Dandaloo Street, Narromine, and threatened an employee, demanding cash and a mobile phone.


The man left the store a short time later, allegedly stealing a mobile phone.

Officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District were notified and commenced an investigation.





In a separate incident, a Kia Rio was parked in a car park on Third Avenue when a man entered the vehicle about 6.35am the same day and drove off.


About 8.15am on Sunday (April 24, 2022), a Kia pulled up at a petrol station on the Mitchell Highway, Narromine, where the three occupants allegedly pumped fuel into the vehicle and drove off without paying.


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Officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District responded and while patrolling Narromine just after 9am sighted the Kia drive into Coochin Lane.


Police attempted unsuccessfully to stop the Kia. A pursuit was initiated before being terminated shortly after due to safety concerns.

The Kia was later found abandoned in a laneway between Minore and Cathundral Street in Narromine. The vehicle was seized for forensic examination.


Following inquiries, officers attended a home in Narromine and arrested three men, who were all taken to Dubbo Police Station.



According to police a 33-year-old man was charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon, armed with intent commit indictable offence, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm, larceny value, take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception, police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously, and drive motor vehicle during disqualification period.


He appeared at Dubbo Local Court on Monday (April 25, 2022) and was refused bail to appear at the same court on Wednesday (Wednesday April 27, 2022).


Two men – aged 25 and 36 - were charged with dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception, and be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, police said.

The younger man was also charged in relation to an outstanding warrant. He appeared at Dubbo Local Court on Anzac Day Monday and was refused bail to appear at the same court tomorrow (Wednesday April 27, 2022).



The older man was given conditional bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday June 8, 2022.

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