Duo accused of armed robbery, police pursuit through Illawarra

Two men accused of robbing a Kiama store employee at knifepoint and a police pursuit at Bombaderry have been charged.

A man armed with a knife threatened a Kiama general store staff member about 2pm on Tuesday, demanding money.

He was handed cash and fled from the scene in a car driven by another man. 

Shortly after 2.30pm, a vehicle matching the description of the car was sighted on Bolong Road, Bombaderry. It was stopped by Shoalhaven police after a pursuit through the Nowra CBD.

Two men were arrested in East Nowra after a short foot pursuit and were taken to Nowra Police Station.

Lake Illawarra police have charged the two men: a 21-year-old was charged with robbery in company and being carried in a conveyance; and an 18-year-old was charged with robbery in company, unlawful use of conveyance, police pursuit not stop, and being unlicensed.

They will appear in Nowra Local Court on Wednesday.