Police charge man over Menangle attempted robbery

A man has been charged after allegedly assaulting another man during an attempted robbery in Menangle this morning.

Police were called to a car park on Menangle Road about 8am Tuesday after reports a 56-year-old man was threatened and assaulted.

Police were told two men were involved in a verbal altercation.

One of the men went to the other man’s car and attempted to take his wallet, before allegedly producing an imitation firearm and threatening him with it.

Police officers attended and found a 40-year-old man suffering facial lacerations.

He was taken to Campbelltown Hospital in a stable condition.

A 31-year-old man was arrested nearby by officers. The imitation firearm was also seized.

The man was taken to Camden Police Station where he was charged with robbery armed with a dangerous weapon, possessing an unauthorised pistol, possessing a prohibited drug and driving while disqualified.

He was refused bail to appear at Campbelltown Local Court on Wednesday, September 12.