Additional two men charged over Hunter armed robbery – SCC Robbery & Serious Crime Squad

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Two men have been charged over an armed robbery in the Hunter region earlier this year.

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Strike Force Shirley was established by detectives from the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad and Port Stephens and Central Hunter Local Area Commands, to investigate a series of armed robberies in the area.

Two men – aged 18 and 30 – have previously been charged by strike force detectives.

As part of ongoing investigations, police from Port Stephens Local Area Command attended a home on Cook Street, Raymond Terrace, about 1.45pm on Saturday (8 April 2017), where they located a 21-year-old man hiding under a bed.

He was arrested and taken to Raymond Terrace Station, where he was charged with robbery whilst armed with a dangerous weapon, and possess prohibited drug.

Police will allege the charge relates to the armed robbery of a fast food restaurant at Williamtown on Wednesday 25 January 2017.

Following further inquiries, strike force investigators arrested a 32-year-old man at a motel on the Pacific Highway, Heatherbrae, about 10.30pm.

He was taken to Raymond Terrace Station and charged with robbery whilst armed with a dangerous weapon.

Both men were refused bail and appeared at Newcastle Local Court yesterday (Sunday 9 April 2017), where they were formally refused bail to appear at the same court later today (Monday 10 April 2017).

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