Guilty plea over Tamworth armed robbery

A TAMWORTH man has pleaded guilty to robbing a local takeaway store at knifepoint.

David George Thompson, 37, fronted Newcastle Local Court yesterday where he pleaded guilty to the offence as well as to two other robberies.

Thompson entered Tamworth Hi-Way Superette on October 13 and allegedly demanded money while he was armed with a kitchen knife.

He then fled on foot with an amount of cash after terrified staff handed over the takings.

During the brief court appearance, Thompson admitted to robbing an Adamstown newsagency on October 16 and an insurance company at Raymond Terrace on September 20.

A manhunt was launched for Thompson before he was tracked to Nobbys Beach in Newcastle on October 17.

He was in a car with a number of other people when officers noticed the wanted man and arrested him on the spot.

Thompson was refused bail and will remain behind bars until the case returns to court on February 20.

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