A man has been charged and investigations are continuing into two separate armed robberies in the Shoalhaven at the weekend.
About 12.30am Saturday, December 7, two men entered a service station in Milton, with one of the men allegedly producing a large hunting knife, demanding cash, cigarette lighters and goods.
The two men fled the scene on an unregistered motorised scooter.
Officers from South Coast Police District started a pursuit, which was terminated shortly after due to safety reasons.
The pursuit restarted a short time later in the Milton township and continued through to the Ulladulla Skate Park, where the scooter became stuck in loose gravel.
The two men fled on foot, with a 20-year-old man arrested in nearby bushland.
He was taken to Ulladulla Police Station where he was charged with armed robbery in company.
He appeared at Nowra Local Court on Sunday, December 8 and was bailed to re-appear on February 24, 2020.
The second man remains on the run.
He is described as being approximately 180cm with a medium build and was wearing a grey hooded jumper and dark pants at the time of the alleged incident.
Investigations are continuing into a second alleged armed robbery in Bomaderry in the early hours of Sunday, December 8.
Between 3am and 4am, a man was sleeping near Bomaderry Creek behind the cricket oval on Bolong Road, when he was woken by two unknown men.
The man was allegedly struck in the head by one of the men and knocked unconscious.
He woke to find his wallet had been removed and cash stolen.
The man later reported the incident to police, who started an investigation.
The two men have been described as being of Aboriginal appearance, aged 18 to 20 and were both wearing dark clothing and hooded tops at the time of the alleged incident.
The man sustained minor injuries as a result of the alleged assault but did not require medical treatment.
Police inquiries are continuing and anyone with information is urged to contact South Coast Police on 4421 9699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.