MAN CUFFED OVER 2001 CENTRAL COAST ROBBERY

He’s avoided police for nearly two decades, but police have finally caught up with a man they believe is responsible for two robberies – including one on the Central Coast.

A 47-year-old man was cuffed in Sydney’s inner west, and charged with shooting at an officer during a jewellery heist at Erina in 2001.

He and an accomplice allegedly took off with cash and jewellery in a Holden Commodore.

Detectives say the matter is linked to a similar robbery in 2014.

He fronted court for the first time today.

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