Police have charged a man following an attempted armed robbery in Camden last night (Thursday, February 14).

The man entered the Camden Petroleum service station about 9.45pm and allegedly threatened an employee with a screwdriver and demanded money.

He fled the scene when the employee activated the store alarm.

The employee was not hurt during the incident. 

Camden police were notified and officers launched an investigation.

Two hours later, the man allegedly forced a licensed premises on Burragorang Road, Oakdale, and stole an amount of money.

He then left the area in a white Ford utility.

Officers stopped the vehicle a short time later for the purpose of a random drug test. He allegedly returned a positive reading.

The man was arrested and taken to Narellan Police Station where he was charged with robbery armed with a weapon; break and enter; and possessing a prohibited drug. 

He was refused bail and will appear at Campbelltown Local Court today (Friday, February 15).

Police inquiries into the incidents continue. Further charges are expected to be laid.

Extracted from Camden Advertiser