Thirlmere pharmacy armed robbery: man appears in court

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Police have charged a man following an armed robbery in Wollondilly on the weekend.

About 12.50pm on Saturday (February 24), police were called to a pharmacy in Thirlmere following reports of an armed robbery.

Officers attached to Camden Police Area Command arrived and were told a man had threatened staff members with a knife before taking items from the store and fleeing the scene in a sedan. No one was injured during the incident.

Police established a crime scene and launched an investigation into the incident.

The following day, police located – at Onslow Oval, Camden – a sedan matching the description of the vehicle used in the alleged robbery.

The vehicle was searched and seized for forensic examination.

A short time later police received a report from the 29-year-old owner of the vehicle that it had been stolen.

Police arrived and arrested the 29-year-old before taking him to Narellan Police Station.

He was charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon.

The man was refused bail to appear before Picton Local Court yesterday (Sunday, February 25) where he was further refused bail to appear before Campbelltown Local Court on April 24.


Police are appealing for public assistance to locate Craig Doyle, 35, who has been reported missing last week.

He was last seen at a hospital on Burnside Drive, Liverpool, about 12.30pm on Thursday (February 22).

When he could not be contacted or located, officers attached to Liverpool City Police Area Command were notified and commenced inquiries into his whereabouts.

Police and family hold serious concerns for his welfare as he lives with medical condition that requires medication.

Craig, pictured at right, is known to frequent the Liverpool and Campbelltown areas.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 175cm tall, of medium build, with brown eyes, black hair and unshaven.

He was last seen wearing a grey shirt, light grey hooded jumper, black shorts and black shoes.

Anyone with information into his whereabouts is urged to call Liverpool Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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