Police have charged a man over an alleged attempted armed robbery at Darlinghurst at the weekend.

About 10.05pm on Saturday (2 February 2019), it’s alleged a man entered a convenience store on Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, before threatening the attendant with a knife and demanding cash.

The attendant, a 28-year-old man, was allegedly punched in the face before the man left the store empty-handed.

The injured man was treated at the scene for minor facial injuries, however, he did not require treatment.

Officers from Surry Hills Police Area Command attended and commenced an investigation.

Following inquiries, about 12.30pm today (Monday 4 February 2019), a 28-year-old man was arrested at a supermarket in a shopping centre on Broadway.

He was taken to Redfern Police Station and charged with robbery armed with an offensive weapon (attempted) and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The Botany man was refused bail to appear at Central Local Court tomorrow (Tuesday 5 February 2019).

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