Police arrest man in connection with Fullers Service Station and Fruit Shop incident

Crime scene established at Fullers on Waterfall Way in May
Crime scene established at Fullers on Waterfall Way in May

A man wanted on an outstanding warrant for robbery and kidnapping offences was extradited from Queensland yesterday. 

Jason Murray Elphick, 34, was wanted on an outstanding warrant relating to the alleged aggravated robbery and kidnapping of a 31-year-old man at a Bellingen home earlier this year.

About 2am on Monday May 28, it is alleged that two men forced entry into a house near the Bellingen Fuel Stop on Ford Street and demanded money from a 31-year-old male resident, who suffered a cut to his hand after he was allegedly attacked with a knife by one of the men.

It’s alleged that the two men stole money and tied up the victim, drove him to Fullers Service Station and Fruit Shop in his own vehicle, where he was assaulted again, leaving a large cut on his forehead.

​The man managed to escape and seek assistance from a 37-year-old man, who was injured after he tried to stop the car carrying the two men.

Following extensive inquiries, Jason Elphick was arrested at Crestmead, Queensland with the assistance of Queensland Police last Thursday. 

Yesterday, detectives from Coffs/Clarence Police District travelled to Queensland, where the extradition to NSW was granted.

He was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where the warrant was executed for the offences of aggravated robbery with wounding/grievous bodily harm, kidnap in company, special aggravated break, enter & commit serious indictable offence-inflict grievous bodily harm, aggravated break, enter & commit serious indictable offence-deprive liberty.

Elphick was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today (December 4).