Arrest Made Over Series of Robberies in Newcastle

A spate of alleged attempted robberies and car jackings has ended with police tasering a man in Newcastle this morning.

Just before 8:30am, it’s believed a man aged in his 40s staged an armed hold-up at a service station on Maitland Road at Tighes Hill.

He reportedly made off with cash.

A short time later, he allegedly tried to steal two cars on Elizabeth Street and eventually made off in a taxi before attempting to rob three people, threatening them with a knife, inside an industrial store.

Officers had to deploy a taser in their arrest.

The man was then charged with armed robbery and assault with intent to take a motor vehicle.

He’s been refused bail and will front court tomorrow.