POLICE have charged a man over the violent armed hold-up of a supermarket in Orange.
About 4.20pm on Saturday, police say the brazen criminal entered the supermarket on Pielsey Street armed with a knife and threatened a 23-year-old man behind the counter, demanding cash.
Refusing to comply with the armed man’s demands, the attendant, alongside another 44-year-old female staffer, together tried disarming the man.
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During the struggle, both attendants received cuts to their hands, before the man ran from the location.
He was found a short time later by police on an overhead bridge near Orange Railway Station where he was arrested and subsequently charged with armed robbery with an offensive weapon causing wounding.
The man was refused bail to appear at Orange Bail Court today.