Police and community members have been praised for their help following the arrest of a man believed to be behind a terrifying knife-point robbery in Armidale.
At about 4pm on Monday, a man was walking down Douglas Street when it's alleged he was approached by another man - armed with a 20cm knife - who robbed him of his bag.
After the robbery was reported to police, the area was canvassed and the man's bag was found in a backyard.
On Wednesday afternoon, a 46-year-old local man was arrested in relation to the alleged robbery at Armidale Police Station.
New England Police District Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Kingsley Chapman, thanked the community and police for their work and assistance.
"[The] assistance of members of the public along with a swift response from local police worked together to effect the timely arrest of an armed offender," he said.
"This is a really good result for both police and the community."
The man has been charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon and common assault and will appear at Armidale Local Court on January 24.
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