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.
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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.