Forestville service station: Robbery charges for teenager

CRIME SCENE: There were two robberies at the Shell servo in Forestville in a one month period. Picture: Google Street View
CRIME SCENE: There were two robberies at the Shell servo in Forestville in a one month period. Picture: Google Street View

A MAN has faced court on multiple charges after allegedly holding up the same Forestville servo twice in a month.

The 19-year-old is accused of entering the Shell Coles Express, on the corner of Warringah Road and Cook Street, and then threatening the attendant with a knife and demanding cash.

Northern beaches detectives investigating the robberies arrested the teen outside a home on Woodlands Street in Forestville about 7.40am on Wednesday.

He was charged with two counts of robbery armed with offensive weapon and drive motor vehicle during disqualification period.

"Shortly after, a search warrant was executed at the home where police seized two knives," a NSW Police spokesperson said.

The first robbery occurred about 4.40am on April 15 when the accused allegedly threatened the attendant with a knife and stole cash before fleeing on foot.

A month later, on May 15, a man entered the same service station just after 5.10am. He then approached the counter and threatened the employee with a knife, while demanding cash. He then fled on foot.

No one was physically injured during the incidents.

The man was refused bail and appeared at Manly Local Court on Wednesday.

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