A MAN has been charged after allegedly threatening bottle shop staff in Rivervale with a machete before taking off with a sum of money.
Police said a man drove a Holden Commodore sedan through the drivethrough of a bottle shop attached to a bar on Great Eastern Highway on Wednesday night.
It is alleged the man threatened staff with a machete and drove off after being given a sum of cash.
Later that night, the car was spotted by police officers in Heathridge.
It is alleged the driver attempted to escape a police pursuit, before being stopped on Ocean Reef Road, Joondalup and taken into custody.
A 28-year-old man was charged with two counts of driving an unregistered vehicle; two counts of having no authority to drive; one count of armed robbery; one count of stealing; reckless driving to escape pursuit; possessing a prohibited drug; and failing to stop.