A man will front Newcastle Local Court today after allegedly robbing a Hunter Street liquor store at knifepoint overnight.
It’s believed the 21-year-old threatened the employee of the store around 5pm and fled the scene with a bottle of alcohol.
He didn’t get far though, police arrested him at a bus stop on King Street around half an hour later.
Police allegedly located the alcohol, knife and a stolen credit card during a search of the man’s backpack.
He’s been charged with a raft of offences and has been refused bail.
The liquor store employee was not physically harmed in the robbery.