Woman arrested over knife hold up at Sydney Parade service station
Erin Pearson, 23 February 2016
A WOMAN has been released on bail over an alleged attempted armed robbery at a Geelong service station.
Tammy Brennan, 42, appeared in the Geelong Magistrates Court on Tuesday accused of threatening a service station attendant with a knife.
It is the second armed holdup at a service station allegedly involving a woman in less than 24 hours.
A woman is on the run after threatening staff with a sawn-off shot gun at the Fellmongers Rd BP service station on Monday.
Police allege Ms Brennan walked into the 7-Eleven store on Sydney Pde, Geelong, before making demands for cash, about 6pm Monday.
“At the time she was armed with a knife and made a demand for cash, which was refused, and upon another customer entering the store she’s fled on foot,” Detective Senior Constable Daryl Crosthwaite said.
“She was arrested a short time later at the intersection of Yarra St and Little Malop St.
“She was then conveyed to Geelong (police station) where she was charged with one count of attempted armed robbery.”
Magistrate Peter Mellas granted Ms Brennan’s bail, which was unopposed by police, during a brief filing hearing on Tuesday.
The the matter adjourned to a May 13 committal mention.
Extracted in full from the Geelong Advertiser.