ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT: Police will allege a 27-year-old Lismore man produced a replica gel blaster pistol and robbed a Northern Rivers service station in the early hours of Saturday October 17, 2020. FILE PHOTO
ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT: Police will allege a 27-year-old Lismore man produced a replica gel blaster pistol and robbed a Northern Rivers service station in the early hours of Saturday October 17, 2020. FILE PHOTO

Gunpoint robbery at Lismore servo ends in arrest

LATEST: A MAN who was arrested on Saturday morning in connection with an armed robbery at a Northern Rivers service station was in breach of his bail conditions.

Richmond Police District Acting Sergeant David Henderson said the man, 27, was arrested at gunpoint in Brewster St, Lismore, earlier today after he was allegedly involved in an armed robbery at the Liberty service station on Ballina Rd.

"The man was found be in breach of his bail conditions," he said.

"He has been remanded to appear before the Lismore bail court tomorrow."

 

Original story: WHILE most residents on the Northern Rivers were asleep in the early hours of Saturday, police made a dramatic arrest at gunpoint after an armed robbery at a service station.

Richmond Police District Acting Sergeant David Henderson said officers arrested a man at gunpoint in Brewster St, Lismore, around 3.35am today.

"A 27-year-old Lismore man was arrested in connection with an alleged armed robbery at the Liberty service station," he said.

"Police will allege that at 2.50am a gentleman went into the Liberty service station, produced a pistol and demand money.

"The man was given a large sum of money."

Act Sgt Henderson said when police arrested the man they also found nearby a gel blaster replica gun, which are made of plastic and fire small water-soaked gel balls.

"The gel replicas are available legally in Queensland but are illegal in NSW," he said/

"The money was also recovered."

Act Sgt Henderson said the man has been charged with various weapons and robbery offences will now face court today or tomorrow and is expected to be refused bail.

"This is great work by police," he said.