A man has been charged after the alleged armed robbery of a service station at Murwillumbah yesterday.

About 10am a man entered a service station on the Tweed Valley Way, Murwillumbah. He allegedly had his face partially covered with a hooded jacket and had a scarf around his mouth.

The 25-year-old man allegedly demanded money and cigarettes from the female attendant whilst holding his hands in his pockets as if he had a weapon.

The man escaped the scene with an amount of cash and cigarettes.

Late last night a man was arrested while sleeping in a car at Mt Warning.

He was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with armed robbery and refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court this morning.

Tweed Heads Local Area Command Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Shane Diehm, says the arrest was the result of hard work by local police.

“The arrest was the result of continued investigation by police, including the extensive searching of bushland and rural areas around Murwillumbah. Anyone who can assist with inquires is still urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000,” Detective Inspector Diehm said.