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Police Taser A Man In Newcastle

He's accused of going on a crime spree

A man accused of several attempted robberies and carjackings through Tighes Hill in Newcastle has been tasered by police.

Just before 8:30am the man in his 40s allegedly held up a service station on Maitland Road, with the attendant handing over some cash.

Shortly after it's claimed he tried to steal a woman's car on Elizabeth Street, but was unsuccessful.

He then flagged down a taxi, before trying to rob the driver and steal the car.

The taxi driver got away and ran into a nearby store on Elizabeth Street.

The accused followed and then tried to rob another three people inside the shop.

He was arrested a short time later after police tasered him, and is under police guard in the John Hunter for an existing medical condition.

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