Police have arrested and charged a man after he allegedly held up a Bellambi service station with a shotgun.
About 4.30am Thursday, a man armed with a shotgun entered the Metro service station on Pioneer Road and threatened a 30-year-old male employee, demanding cigarettes and cash.
He stole several items then fled the area.
The employee was not physically injured.
Police began an investigation and arrested a 31-year-old man in Cawley Street, Bellambi about 10am.
They also searched a Bellambi home and seized cash, cigarettes and fraudulent identification documentation.
The man was taken to Wollongong Police Station and charged with two counts of robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon, possessing identity information to commit indictable offence, and dealing with identity information to commit indictable offence.
He was refused bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Friday.
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