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Geraldton detectives make an arrest over armed robbery on Spalding deli

Jessica MoroneyGeraldton Guardian
Suspect for a robbery offence that occurred at the Kathy Snaks deli in Spalding.
Camera IconSuspect for a robbery offence that occurred at the Kathy Snaks deli in Spalding. Credit: WA Police/RegionalHUB

A man who allegedly held up a deli in Spalding last week armed with a knife has been arrested and charged.

Police arrested a 25-year-old man in Spalding on Wednesday about 5.45pm, and officers then raised two addresses in Spalding and Waggrakine.

“Several items of interest were located and seized,” Geraldton Detective Senior Sergeant Bruce McDonald said.

Police say a man entered Kathy’s Snacks deli in Spalding on Wednesday, September 14, wielding a knife and demanded money from a worker.

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He is said to have entered the store yelling “I want $100, and I have a knife”.

The deli’s CCTV footage captured a man wearing a black hood directing the knife towards the staff member and the cash register before stealing all the cash from the till.

A man has been charged with armed robbery and his bail was refused. He faced Northbridge Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Det-Sen Sgt McDonald thanked community members who contributed information and asked anyone with further information to come forward.

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