Wednesday, 04 May 2016 03:04:21 AM

A man will appear in court later this month after a service station employee was allegedly hit by a car at Charlestown last month.

Police allege a man went into a service station in Charlestown on Friday 22 April 2016, and purchased fuel without paying for it.

As the vehicle was attempting to leave, a 28-year-old service station employee attempted to block the car’s path.

During the incident, the car came into contact with the employee before leaving the area; however, the employee was not seriously injured.

After an investigation by police from Lake Macquarie Local Area Command, a 42-year-old man was arrested yesterday (Tuesday 3 May 2016). .

He has been charged with

• Assault

• Stealing from a dwelling

• Stealing from a retail store (two counts)

• Fraud, and

• Driving with an obscured number plate.

The man was granted conditional bail and will appear in Belmont Local Court on Wednesday 25 May 2016.


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