A man has been charged over an incident that led to the evacuation of a South Coast shopping centre earlier this year.
On Monday March 4 police ordered people out of the shops on Orient Street at Batemans Bay, after a suspicious package was found in the centre's garden bed.
The area was cordoned off and specialist police called in.. eventually rendering the article safe.
After attending a Batemans Bay home on Tuesday detectives have issued a 32-year-old man with a Future Court Attendance notice for the offence of leave an article with intent to cause alarm.
A court date has been set for later this month.
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