Windang robbery accused to face court

A man who allegedly threatened a man with a gun during a Windang armed robbery has been charged.

A shop assistant, 23, was working in a supermarket on Windang Road, when a man approached the front door at 5.50am on Thursday.

When the attendant told the man the shop was closed the accused allegedly threatened the 23-year-old with a knife and forced his way into the shop demanding cash, police said.

The attendant complied.

Police allege the man then produced a handgun and demanded further money and the attendant’s mobile phone.

The attendant handed over the items and the man ran away.

A 27-year-old man was arrested at a car park on Wentworth Street, Port Kembla a short time later.

He was charged with robbery while armed with dangerous weapon, possess unauthorised firearm, destroy or damage property, and assault police.

He was refused bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Friday.