Alleged armed robber drives to Lismore police station

A MAN who allegedly failed to pay for petrol then held up IGA Goonellabah at knife-point led police on a pursuit around the streets of Lismore before parking outside Lismore police station.

Police allege the 32-year-old Goonellabah man failed to pay for $20 petrol at a Caltex service station on Woodlark St before he drove to IGA on Rous Rd.

It is alleged the man went into the supermarket, threatened a male employee with a knife and demanded cash.

Richmond Local Area Command police were notified of the incident by the uninjured IGA employee and commenced patrols of the area.

The man was spotted by officers on Rotary Dr and a pursuit was initiated in which it is alleged the 32-year-old committed a number of traffic offences.

When the man pulled up outside the police station officers searched his car and allegedly found a small amount of cannabis.

The man was charged with dishonestly obtain property by deception, robbery while armed with dangerous weapon, police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously, and possess prohibited drug.

He was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today.

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