Charges issued after armed robbery investigation at South Windsor

A man has been charged following an investigation into the armed robbery of a store in South Windsor last week.

About 9.10am on Friday, January 15, an unknown male entered a pawn shop on George Street, and threatened staff with a knife.

The male tied-up two staff members before leaving the store with cash and jewellery.

Police were alerted to the incident and an investigation was commenced by officers attached to Hawkesbury Police Area Command.

As part of inquiries, about 6:40pm on Monday, January 18, a search warrant was executed at an address on Berger Road, South Windsor.

About 2.15pm on Wednesday (January 20), police were alerted to a vehicle failing to stop at the intersection of George and Bridge streets, Windsor.

Police were told a white Toyota Hilux was waiting at the traffic lights when a silver VS Holden Commodore allegedly hit the rear of his vehicle. Both drivers exited their vehicles and spoke for a short time before the driver of the Commodore entered his vehicle and allegedly drove from the scene.

Shortly after, the Commodore was located parked on Berger Road, South Windsor, and police arrested the driver, a 31-year-old man in a home nearby.

He was taken to Windsor Police Station and charged with robbery armed with an offensive weapon, taking and driving a conveyance without the consent of the owner, driving furiously, recklessly or at a speed or in a manner dangerous, negligent driving (no death or grievous bodily harm), and driving a motor vehicle during a disqualification period.

The man was refused bail to appear in Penrith Local Court on Thursday, January 21.

Police will allege the man took the Commodore from another man known to him without his permission.