A man’s been charged after allegedly attempting to rob a service station in Mayfield West this morning.
It’s believed the man tried to rob the Maitland Road business just before 12:30 am.
He allegedly threatened the employee with a knife, prompting the staff member to barricade themselves in another room.
The man left the scene before reportedly coming back for a second attempt after seeing the employee return to the console.
After allegedly threatening the attendant again, he left the scene empty handed.
Patrolling police arrested the 30-year-old Surry Hills man in Hanbury Street a short time later.
Officers have seized a knife as part of their investigations.
The man has been charged with intent to rob armed with a weapon and custody of a knife in a public place.
He’s been refused bail and will front Newcastle Local Court today.