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Armed robbery of supermarket - Balmain

Saturday, 10 June 2017 08:12:47 AM

Police are investigating the armed robbery of a supermarket in Balmain last night.

Just before 9.30pm (Friday 9 June 2017), two employees, aged 21 and 33, were working behind the counter at a supermarket on Darling Street, when they were confronted by two males who ran into the store.

Police have been told the men armed with a small axe and a knife threatened the employees, demanding cash.

The pair ran from the rear of the store into the car park, taking cash.

The staff members and a number of customers in the store at the time were uninjured.

Officers attached the Leichhardt Local Area Command were called and established a crime scene.

As they continue their investigations, police would like to speak to two men who may be able to assist them with their inquiries.

The first man is described as being about 165-170cm tall, and of a slim build. He was wearing a black hooded jumper with a red and white chest motif, dark coloured pants, and dark shoes.

The second man is described as being about 170-175cm tall, and of a medium build. He was wearing grey hooded jumper, black pants, and light coloured shoes.

They were both wearing black gloves and had their faces concealed.

Police believe there may be witnesses to the incident who have not yet spoken to police. Anyone with information is urged to contact Glebe police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.