No bail for alleged robber

ACCUSED IN CUSTODY: Armidale detectives allege they have seized the shotgun as well as other items of interest used in the weekend armed hold-up of a liquor store. Photo: NSW Police

ACCUSED IN CUSTODY: Armidale detectives allege they have seized the shotgun as well as other items of interest used in the weekend armed hold-up of a liquor store. Photo: NSW Police

A WEE WAA man accused of using a shotgun to rob a terrified shop assistant in Armidale has failed in his bid to be released on bail.

Kirt McBow was arrested by local detectives on Monday afternoon in Armidale and charged with armed robbery with a dangerous weapon, following the alleged hold-up on Saturday night.

The 27-year-old allegedly used a shotgun to rob Freddy’s Liquor Store in Queen Elizabeth Dr about 9pm before escaping with a sum of cash.

Detectives will allege they have seized the shotgun used in the armed hold-up, after a raid on an Armidale home.

Other items of interest were also seized during the execution of Monday’s search warrant that allegedly link McBow to the scene of the crime.

McBow was refused bail by police on Monday night and fronted an out-of-sessions bail hearing in Armidale Local Court yesterday morning.

But his fresh bail application was refused yesterday and he has been remanded in custody to reappear in Armidale Local Court later this month.

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