A 22-year-old man accused of armed robbery of a Maitland service station was refused bail yesterday.
Jaylan Connelly handed himself in to Newcastle police station on Monday where he was remanded in custody and charged with robbery using an offensive weapon.
The Rutherford man is alleged to have walked into a service station on Les Darcy Drive, South Maitland about 9.40pm last Thursday, April 19 armed with a kitchen knife.
Police allege he threatened the console operator before stealing cash.
After he fled the service station, Connelly allegedly approached a 20-year-old man who was parking his dark grey Nissan Navara at a car park on Cross Street, the court heard.
Last week a police media statement said Connelly allegedly demanded the victim drive him to Park Street where he then fled on foot through Maitland Park.
Police attended a short time later and a crime scene was established at the service station. The Nissan Navara was seized for forensic examination.
Connelly did not enter a plea yesterday. He did not apply for bail, which was formally refused.