Man charged with robbery in Liverpool

A man will face court today after he allegedly robbed a shop in Liverpool yesterday.

About 5pm, a 33-year-old man walked into an electronics store on Orange Grove Road.

Police allege he took a computer hard drive and portable speakers from the store and loaded them into his car before returning to the shop.

It’s further alleged the man cut the security cables attached to two iPads and took them, running from the store.

When an employee gave chase, police were told the armed man pointed the scissors toward him, causing the employee to stop following him.

The man got into his car and left the scene, clipping another employee with his side mirror as he drove off.

No one was injured during the incident.

As the man drove down Orange Grove Road, his car broke down, and he walked away leaving his car on the side of the road.

Police from Liverpool Local Area Command were called and located the man’s car a short time later.

While officers were guarding the man’s broken down car, he returned to the car and was arrested, allegedly in possession of the stolen items.

He was taken to Liverpool Police Station where he was charged with robbery while armed.

The man was refused bail and will appear in Liverpool Local Court today.

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