Local man arrested over armed robbery

POLICE have charged a New Norfolk man in relation to an alleged armed robbery at the Coles Supermarket at Bridgewater last weekend.

A Tasmania Police spokesman said a 20-year-old man from New Norfolk had been arrested and charged in relation to the incident which occurred on Sunday afternoon.

Police allege that the man had entered the supermarket and selected a quantity of items which he placed in a bag before leaving the store without paying for the items.

“On the way out he was approached by staff who had observed his actions,” Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Foster said. It is alleged that the man then produced a knife and threatened staff, enabling him to walk away.

“Police were called and an investigation was commenced. No-one was injured during the incident,” Detective Senior Sergeant Foster said.

A man was yesterday charged with armed robbery and will appear in court on a later date. Police thanked the members of the public who had helped to identify the man.

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