A MAN charged with the armed hold-up of a Tamworth service station will remain behind bars after fronting court.
David George Thompson appeared in Tamworth Local Court on Monday unrepresented after being charged with robbery armed with an offensive weapon.
The 42-year-old was arrested just minutes after allegedly robbing the Caltex service station off Marius Street in Tamworth, shortly before 3.30am on Sunday.
Police allege Thompson walked into the store, armed with a knife, and threatened the employee behind the counter.
He then allegedly fled the scene with goods, and was captured on CCTV.
Police were alerted and reviewed the security footage, as well as nearby CCTV, and launched patrols.
Thompson was arrested near the Gipps Street fields after crossing the Bicentennial Park footbridge.
During the court appearance, Thompson made no application for bail and it was formally refused by magistrate Roger Prowse.
He will remain in custody until the case returns to court in March.