A man has been charged after allegedly threatening a security guard with a knife and stealing alcohol and food from a Mandurah tavern overnight.

The 26-year-old Lockridge man has been charged with attempted armed robbery, burglary and stealing after allegedly filling a bin with food and alcohol at the Silver Sands Tavern at 12.10am.

Police will allege the man was approached by a security guard who he threatened with a knife before leaving with the stolen items.

Police found a man matching a description of the offender hiding behind a bush on Moat Street and the stolen items in the surrounding area.

The man has been denied bail and will appear in Mandurah Magistrate's Court today.

The West Australian

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