Update | Man, 41, charged over meat cleaver hold-up at Carss Park after being stopped in RBT operation

A routine RBT operation was the downfall of a man who allegedly threatened a female worker with a meat cleaver while robbing a Carss Park pharmacy.

The man, 41, failed a roadside drug test and police say stolen prescription drugs were later found in his car.

St George detectives investigated the robbery of the pharmacy in Carwar Avenue, Carss Park, about 6pm on Wednesday.

“About 10.50pm on Wednesday, officers from Miranda stopped a car on Corea Street, Miranda, for the purposes of a random breath test,” a police spokesman said.

“The driver was subjected to a roadside breath test and returned a negative result. 

“The 41-year-old man was subjected to a roadside drug test, and allegedly returned a positive result.

“He was taken to hospital for blood and urine tests.

“Meanwhile, a number of items suspected of being stolen were located in the car which has since been seized by St George detectives.

“The man was taken to Miranda Police Station where he was charged with robbery armed with an offensive weapon.

“He was refused bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Friday.”


A female worker, 46, was threatened with a meat cleaver during the robbery of a Carss Park pharmacy.

Police are seeking public assistance to find the offender, who entered the shop on Carwar Avenue about 6pm on Wednesday,

A police spokesman said the man produced a meat clever and threatened the female worker, demanding prescription drugs.

“He was handed some drugs and also stole the worker’s purse before he fled the scene,” the spokesman said.

“The woman was uninjured.”

St George police attended, and established a crime scene.

The offender was described as Caucasian appearance, in his late 30s, dressed in a white beanie, a grey long sleeve hooded jumper, black / dark shorts and sneakers with fluorescent yellow laces.