Alleged syringe-armed robber faces court


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A man has been charged after an alleged armed robbery of a pharmacy in northern NSW.

About 9.30am on Sunday 9 October 2016, a 55-year-old man allegedly armed with a syringe entered a pharmacy on Ballina Road, Goonellabah.

It’s alleged the man threatened employees before stealing prescription medication and leaving the store.

Officers from Richmond Local Area Command executed a search warrant at a home on Coraki Road, South Gundurimba.

During the search they allegedly located and seized clothing and prescription medication.

On Friday a 55-year-old man attended Lismore Police Station where he was arrested and charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon.

The man was refused bail to face Lismore Local Court on Saturday where he was refused bail again to reappear at the same court today.

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