A man is in custody, after he allegedly tried to rob a shop in Salamander Bay yesterday.
Police say he entered a store on Soliders Point Road at about 2:20pm, and held a deodorant can at a female worker and ‘made threats.’
He demanded cash but fled the scene empty-handed.
The 21-year-old was arrested a short time later on Foreshore Drive.
He’s now been charged with attempted armed robbery and armed with intent.
He’s been refused bail and will front Newcastle Local Court today.