A New Lambton man is expected to face court today over an attempted armed robbery on a Kotara convenience store.

It’s alleged the 38-year-old entered the Lucky 7 store on Joslin Street at about 6.20pm on Thursday armed with a knife and ordered 3 staff to hand over cash.

They complied but police say a passer-by stopped the man from leaving the store and he surrendered and handed back the cash.

Police arrived moments later and took him into custody.

He’s been refused bail to face court today charged with robbery whilst armed.

Police interview witnesses at the Lucky 7 store Picture: