A Woodville man will appear in Maitland Local Court next
month charged with armed robbery and possession of drugs following a robbery at
a Morpeth grocery store.

It’s alleged the 22-year-old man entered the Friendly Grocer
store on Swan Street at 6pm last night before threatening the 17-year-old
female attendant with a knife.

The man then fled the store with a small sum of cash.

Senior Constable Tony Tamplin says police traced the man’s
car to a Woodville address where he was arrested.