Man charged over Mid North Coast robberies, refused bail at Kempsey court

KEMPSEY POLICE STATION: Investigators have arrested a 35-year-old man at Kempsey Police Station over armed robbery charges.
KEMPSEY POLICE STATION: Investigators have arrested a 35-year-old man at Kempsey Police Station over armed robbery charges.

A third man has been charged over a series of armed robberies on the state’s Mid North Coast and Coffs Coast.

Detectives have been investigating six armed robberies during an 18-month period at Sawtell, Coffs Harbour, Wauchope, Mylestom, Macksville, and Toormina.

Two men have been charged and remain before the court.

Meanwhile, investigators have arrested a 35-year-old man at Kempsey Police Station yesterday (Tuesday 10 October).

The Wauchope man was charged with four counts of robbery armed with offensive weapon, two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery armed with offensive weapon, and participate in criminal group contribute criminal activity.

Police will allege the charges relate to:

Armed robbery at a licensed premises on Lyons Road, Sawtell, on Tuesday 10 November 2015

Armed robbery at a licensed club on Jordan Esplanade, Coffs Harbour, on Wednesday 17 February 2016

Armed robbery at a licensed club on King Street, Wauchope, on Monday 2 May 2016

Armed robbery at a licensed premises on Toormina Road, Toormina, on Thursday 20 April 2017.

He appeared at Kempsey Local Court where he was formally refused bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Tuesday 28 November 2017.