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A Renmark servo bandit has been arrested, thanks to swift work from local Police.

Police were called to a Renmark Avenue service station yesterday afternoon after a man threatened the attendant with a machete and demanded money after filling his car.  

The attendant refused to hand over any money and chased the suspect out of the store with a chair.

Police found the car shortly after in Renmark-North, then last night just before 10pm police searched a Paringa house where the wanted man was found in the roof space. 

The 28-year-old man was charged with attempt aggravated robbery, making off without payment, illegal use of motor vehicle and failing to comply with emergency management direction.

The man will attend court today.

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