A man has been charged after he allegedly threatened several shop attendants at Lake Macquarie.
Police will allege in court the 35-year-old entered a newsagency on The Boulevard at Toronto about 5.30pm on Monday and demanded cash from the shop attendant.
He left the store empty-handed before he allegedly went into a takeaway shop and demanded cash from another employee.
After the attendant refused, the 35-year-old allegedly threatened him with a chair and left.
A short time later, the man entered a bottle shop and allegedly demanded cash from the attendant.
Lake Macquarie police were patrolling the area and arrested the man inside the bottle shop.
He was taken to Toronto Police Station and charged with three counts of demand money with menaces.
He was refused bail to face Newcastle Local Court.
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