Bottle shop customers, staff challenge robber

The accused allegedly entered the Kingsley Tavern outlet about 9.20pm on January 29 carrying the kitchen knife while hiding his face behind a hood.

Senior Sergeant Brad Burnett said staff and patrons challenged the 43-year-old Padbury man, causing him to flee with two bottles of spirits.

Police found the meat cleaver in a nearby park and tracked the man to a Twickenham Drive address.

He is due to face a charge of armed robbery in Joondalup Magistrates Court on February 17.