Two women were denied bail after they were charged over an alleged armed robbery in the Lake Illawarra area, New South Wales.
About 4.50am on Wednesday 28 December 2022, two females – allegedly armed with a box cutter – entered a service station on King Street, Warrawong and approached the counter and threatened two male employees while demanding money.
One woman jumped the counter and allegedly stole cigarettes before both females fled from the store.
The employees were uninjured and called police.
Officers attached to Lake Illawarra Police District were notified and commenced an investigation into the incident.
Following inquiries, including a public appeal for assistance, two women – aged 23 and 27 – were arrested at Wollongong Police Station about 1.30pm yesterday (Monday 9 January 2023).
The older woman was charged with one count of robbery armed with offensive weapon – serious indictable offence and the younger woman was charged with one count of robbery in company – serious indictable offence.
The women were refused bail to appear before Wollongong Local Court today (Tuesday 10 January 2023).