Police crews have established a crime scene at a Merewether service station

Simon McCarthy
Updated June 29 2018 - 5:51pm, first published 8:30am
Photos: Simone de Peak

UPDATE, 9.58am: A man, armed with a knife, entered a service station on Patrick Street on Friday, just after 7.30am, and threatened a staff member before stealing cash and cigarettes and fleeing the store.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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