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Couple searching for drugs and money face charges

The accused male had a machete and an air soft pistol
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On 15 July 2016, a 37-year-old male was arrested and charged with robbery, use imitation firearm and breach probation following an incident in the parking lot at Golden Meadow Park. 

The accused approached two people leaving the park and advised them that he was robbing them. 

The accused then proceeded to show the victims a hand gun that he had tucked in his waistband and demanded that they provide him with money and drugs.

A 48-year-old female associate of the accused manoeuvred her vehicle to prevent the victims from being able to leave the park.

The accused then entered the victims' vehicle to search for drugs and money. 

After failing to locate items, the accused got into his own vehicle that was being driven by the female, and the two parties fled the area. 

The victims noted the licence plate on the vehicle and subsequently called police.

Officers from the Tactical Support Unit, K9 and Uniform Patrol attended the residence where the vehicle was registered and observed the accused exit the house and enter the vehicle. 

The accused was taken into custody without incident. 

A machete and air soft pistol were recovered during the arrest. 

The male was and held for bail. 

The female associate was also located, arrested, and charged with robbery and subsequently released from custody.

The victims did not sustain any injuries as a result of the incident.