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Leonora Police have charged a 48 year old man from Laverton in relation to an incident that occurred in Leonora last night, Tuesday 10 January 2017.

It will be alleged at approximately 6.30pm the man became involved in a verbal altercation with staff at a licensed premises on Tower Street. It will be further alleged that the man produced a previously concealed knife and threatened an off duty staff member before stealing an amount of cash. The man was forced outside by staff and patrons and ran away via a rear laneway.

Police were notified and the man was apprehended without further incident nearby.

The man has been charged with one count of Armed Robbery.

He is due to appear in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates’ Court today, Wednesday 11 January 2017.