Charges laid for robbing pharmacy with syringe

Two people have been charged following investigations into the armed robbery of a pharmacy at Matraville earlier this month.

Just before midday Saturday 16 July 2016, a man entered the pharmacy on Perry Street armed with a syringe, says NSW Police.

The man threatened staff before fleeing with cash and prescription medication and was last seen running west along Perry Street.

Police were alerted and officers from Eastern Beaches Local Area Command went to the pharmacy and established a crime scene.

A search of the area was commenced with assistance from PolAir, but they were unable to find the man.

Last week a 31-year-old man was arrested and charged with robbery with offensive weapon (five counts) and aggravated assault with intent.

These charges relate to the Matraville robbery as well as four other alleged armed robberies this month.

He was refused bail and appeared at Central Local Court on 21 July 2016 where he was again refused bail and is due to appear at Central Local Court on 13 September 2016.

About 9.30am yesterday (27 July 2016), a 19-year-old woman was arrested at Maroubra in relation to the armed robbery.

She was taken to Maroubra Police Station and charged with armed robbery and conceal serious offence.

The woman was refused bail and will appear in Waverly Local Court today. Police will allege she assisted the man during the robbery.

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