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Staff at East Gippsland general store threatened with machete in terrifying armed robbery

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A general store in the East Gippsland town of Nicholson, close to the area recently devastated by bushfires, has been hit by an armed robbery.

Police say a man entered the store on the Princes Highway at 10.20am on 19 January, where he threatened two female staff with a machete and stole cash from the register, before fleeing.

Police have charged a 39-year-old man in relation to the robbery.

The man has been charged with armed robbery and possessing a prohibited weapon.

Anyone who recognises the vehicle or with further information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au

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