A 22-year-old has been charged with aggravated armed robbery after he allegedly brandished a knife and stole more than $16,000 worth of jewellery from a store on York Street. About 11.45am on Saturday, police say the man entered Mark Blyth Fine Jewellery on York Street wearing a mask and holding a knife in his hand. He is accused of threatening owner Mark Blyth, who sustained a 2cm cut to his cheek in the altercation, and stealing five pieces of jewellery before exiting the store, including rings and earrings, worth $16,069. The suspect was apprehended at his residence, which was close to the crime scene, at 5.06pm later that day and charged with aggravated armed robbery. The man, who is a non-Australian resident, is residing in short-term accommodation in Albany. Mr Blyth said he was grateful to the witness, who watched the incident unfold from outside the shop and followed the suspect down the street, and the fast response times of police. “We really appreciate all the effort that was put in and it was resolved really quickly and there wasn’t really any real fuss, it was a good outcome,” Mark Blyth said. “Our security system and our camera and the Albany City CCTV just made it a very quick arrest.” The man will appear in Albany Magistrates Court on October 5.