Man charged over terrifying gunpoint bank robbery

A MAN has been arrested and charged over the terrifying robbery of a bank in Woolongong, NSW yesterday.

Just before midday, the 42-year-old entered the bank in Thirroul and allegedly threatened staff with a firearm while demanding money.

Police say a sum of cash was handed to the man before he ran from the bank. He was last seen getting into a vehicle that was parked outside.


Following investigations, police managed to track down the vehicle on Point Street in Bulli, where the man and a 39-year-old woman were arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station.

Officers then raided a unit on Point Street where a number of items were seized, including clothing.

The 42-year-old man was charged with robbery while armed with dangerous weapon. He was refused bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court today.

The 39-year-old woman was released pending further inquiries.