THREE people have been formally refused bail in court charged with the armed robbery of a local service station.
Krystal Jean Boney, Zachariah James Boney and Brandon Davies all appeared in Armidale Local Court on Wednesday facing one count each of robbery armed with an offensive weapon.
The trio, aged between 21 and 23, were not required to enter a plea to the charge and the case has been referred to the DPP to prosecute. If convicted, the trio face a maximum of 20 years imprisonment.
Magistrate Michael Holmes formally refused bail and order the trio to front court again in February.
Police will allege one of the men and a woman entered the Shell service station in Church Street, Glen Innes, on Monday night armed with a carving knife and threatened a 26-year-old man working behind the counter.
They then allegedly stole a cash register and fled along with the other man who police will allege was a waiting outside.
Following investigations, police arrested two of the trio at houses in Manns Lane and Railway Street on Tuesday before the third handed himself in at the local police station.
Investigations into the hold-up continue but police said the employee was not physically injured.
– with Steve Evans