A man has been charged by police following an aggravated robbery at Tweed Heads South last week.
About 7pm on Thursday 28 August, 2008, a group of youths are believed to have thrown rocks at a home on Heffron Street, before gaining entry into the premises.
The five occupants — four males and one female — attempted to flee the house before they were allegedly threatened by the group who were armed with batons and knives.
Four of the occupants managed to flee to a nearby service station for help.
Meanwhile, a 17-year-old male occupant was allegedly forced at knife-point into a nearby car.
They drove him to bushland on Kirkwood Road, where they allegedly assaulted him and stole several items, before pushing him into the Tweed River and fleeing the scene.
The 17-year-old managed to walk to a nearby club for help, and was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital suffering lacerations and a fracture to his back.
Police from Tweed Heads Local Area Command attended the scene and conducted inquiries.
Following extensive investigations, police attend a home on Floral Avenue at Tweed Heads South about 5pm yesterday, where they arrested a 20-year-old local man.
He was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and questioned before he was subsequently charged with take/detain in company for advantage, and aggravated robbery.
He has been refused bail, to appear at Lismore Local Court today. Investigations are continuing.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Tweed Heads Police on 5536 0999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.