A man will appear in court tomorrow charged over an alleged armed robbery in the Lake Macquarie region last week.
Just after 7.30am on Wednesday 7 April, a male entered a grocery store on Cowlishaw Street, Redhead, and approached the counter.
Police will allege he threatened an employee with a knife, before stealing cigarettes and running away.
No one was physically injured during the incident.
Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District established a crime scene and started an investigation.
Following inquiries, police arrested an 18-year-old man at a home at Windale about 2pm on Monday 12 April.
He was taken to Belmont Police Station and charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon.
The Windale man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Tuesday 13 April.