Nowra police have charged a man following a break in at an aged care facility and armed robbery at a service station at Nowra on the weekend.
Following investigations police from Shoalhaven Local Area Command identified a 44-year-old man. Investigators executed a search warrant at a home in Kalandar Street, East Nowra about 8.40pm yesterday.
Police arrested the 44-year-old man who was taken to Nowra Police Station and later charged with assault with intent to rob armed with offensive weapon, aggravated enter dwelling with intent and goods in custody. He has been refused bail to appear at Nowra Local Court Tuesday.
About 9pm on Saturday August 2, a man forced entry, through a rear door, to a premise in Wallace Street at East Nowra.
The man, who had his face concealed, confronted a resident and forced her into her room while it was ransacked. The woman was able to activate a silent duress alarm and the man left a short time later.
It is believed the man then approached another resident, who had a dog, which barked at the man.
Nursing staff have responded and confronted the man, who fled from the facility.
Police will allege that the man later entered the Mobile service station at East Nowra about 2.20am on Sunday August 3.
Once the operator opened the locked door of the service station the man entered, covered his face and produced a knife. The service station attendant armed himself with a metal bar and struck the man in the arm. The offender fled empty handed.