A wanted man has been found, charged and refused bail after he allegedly carried out an armed robbery of two men during a meeting at a Dapto skatepark.
Brayden Stephens, 22, was arrested at a Unanderra home on Tuesday evening after a police appeal for the public to help find him.
Stephens appeared in Wollongong Local Court on Wednesday where he did not apply for bail and it was formally refused.
A NSW Police spokeswoman said officers were called to a skatepark on Bong Bong Road, Dapto following reports of an armed robbery about 3am on January 7.
Police allege Stephens and another man aged 30 were standing outside a black Holden Captiva for a pre-arranged meeting, while a third man, aged 24, remained inside the car.
Police allege a 17-year-old boy armed with a firearm approached the car, before threatening the 24-year-old man and stealing the car in the company of a fifth man.
It's further alleged Stephens produced a pistol, and also threatened the 24-year-old and 30-year-old men, before stealing a mobile phone and fleeing in a white Toyota Corolla.
Lake Illawarra police were called to the scene where officers established a crime scene.
Police are investigating the alleged armed robbery, including whether shots were fired during the incident.
There were no reported injuries.
A black Holden Captiva, believed to be the alleged stolen vehicle, was seized from a park in Berkeley for forensic examination on Thursday last week.
The 17-year-old boy allegedly involved in the incident was arrested in Haywards Bay about 3.30pm on Friday.
A short time later, two search warrants were carried out at homes in Unanderra and Haywards Bay.
The teen was taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station and charged with robbery while armed with dangerous weapon and being carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.
He was refused bail and appeared in a children's court on Saturday where he was formally refused bail to reappear in a children's court on January 19.
Stephens was arrested at a home in Unanderra about 7pm on Tuesday.
He was taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station where he was charged with robbery while armed with dangerous weapon.
Stephens will return to court on March 10.
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