A man has been charged and remanded over an alleged armed robbery in a Sydney park and attacking police while in custody.
The 20-year-old man approached a group in Prince Alfred Park and allegedly grabbed two handbags.
When they attempted to take them back, the man smashed a glass bottle and threatened the group before running through the park and onto the rail corridor where he tripped and cut his face on a steel beam.
After being taken under guard to St Vincent's Hospital for treatment, the man became aggressive towards police officers, throwing a water bottle and food and spitting on them.
He allegedly spat on another police officer when he was released and taken to Surry Hills Police Station.
The accused was charged with two counts of larceny, armed with intent to commit indictable offence, two counts of assault, property damage and robbery with a weapon.
The man appeared at Central Local Court on Tuesday, where he was refused bail to re-appear at the same court on April 14.