A woman will face court today charged over an alleged armed robbery in Newcastle overnight.
At about 6.15pm (Monday 7 December), a 39-year-old female attendant was working at a service station on Park Avenue, Kotara, when a 37-year-old woman entered the store and approached the counter.
Police will allege in court the woman then threatened the employee with a knife and demanded cigarettes.
The employee refused and the woman left the store.
Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended a short time later and arrested the woman.
She was taken to Newcastle Police Station and charged with robbery armed with an offensive weapon.
She was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Tuesday 8 December).