LAW AND ORDER

Attempted robbery

TWO West Tamworth men were charged with attempted armed robbery at the weekend after an offence on Thursday. 

At 8.30pm Thursday, two men aged 20 and 21 years old, went to a takeaway food outlet at Robert St Shopping Centre. 

The 20-year-old allegedly remained in the car while the 21-year-old concealed his face with clothing and entered the store brandishing a large shifting spanner and demanded money. 

The occupants of the shop ran to another room and police said the would-be robbers ran off. 

Tamworth police viewed the CCTV footage and at about 10.35pm on Saturday, police found the subject vehicle in Scott Rd, Tamworth. Police arrested the 20-year-old driver of the vehicle and, as a result of further inquiries, arrested the 21-year-old in the early hours of yesterday morning. 

Both men were charged with attempted robbery armed with an offensive weapon and will face Tamworth Local Court on July 14.

Swearer restrained

A 20-YEAR-OLD man will be issued a criminal infringement notice for offensive behaviour after an incident yesterday morning. 

At 2.30am yesterday, police were called to the corner of Brisbane and Marius streets where the man, allegedly swearing and wanting to fight an unknown person, was being restrained by members of the public. 

Police said officers spoke to the man who “continued his tirade” and was “wrestling against the restraints” of the people holding him.

 The police said they dispersed the crowd of about 50 people and said the man was released into the custody of his mother.

Offensive language

ALSO in the early hours of yesterday morning, a 26-year-old man was charged with resisting an officer in the execution and excluded person remain in vicinity of licensed premises in Brisbane St, Tamworth. At about 1.10am yesterday, Tamworth police attended licensed premises in Brisbane St where a 26-year-old man was refusing to leave the vicinity. 

Police said the man failed to move on, resisted police, wanted to argue with officers and questioned police powers and used offensive language.  Officers put the man in the back of a caged vehicle where he allegedly continued to kick in the back of the truck. 

He will appear in Tamworth Local Court on July 14.

Police officer punched

A 22-YEAR-OLD man will be issued with a future court attendance notice and will be charged with assault police and resist an officer in the execution after he punched a police officer in Tamworth on Friday night.

At 10.20pm on Friday, police were patrolling on Bridge St, Tamworth, when they heard an alarm sounding in a nearby business and investigated. Officers said they saw a 22-year-old intoxicated man, throw an object away in the carpark.

Police said they were talking to him to find out his identity when he allegedly punched an officer to the left shoulder and challenged police to fight him.

Police forced the man to the ground where he continued to wrestle  for some time until police handcuffed him.

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