Woman charged over alleged role in armed robbery of jewellery store - Sydney

Friday, 26 May 2023 02:34:02 PM

Robbery and Serious Crime Squad detectives have charged a woman following an investigation into an alleged armed robbery at a jewellery store in Sydney’s CBD earlier this year.

About 6.30pm on Thursday 19 January 2023, police will allege a 65-year-old male store owner and a 47-year-old female employee were inside a jewellery store in George Street to assist two male customers with an appointment.

A short time later, one of the customers allegedly threatened the woman with a knife, while the other man allegedly threatened the store owner and demanded access to the safe.

Both staff members were allegedly restrained before the two men fled the store.

Officers from Sydney City Police Area Command attended and commenced inquiries before the matter was referred to State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad under Strike Force Ingestre.

During the course of the investigation, strike force detectives arrested and charged three men – aged 37, 57 and 65 – who remain before the courts.

Following further inquiries, detectives arrested a woman at Burwood Police Station about 11.50am today (Friday 26 May 2023).

The 57-year-old was charged with aggravated robbery and deprives person of liberty, accessory before the fact, and participate criminal group contribute criminal.

She was refused bail to appear before Burwood Local Court today.

Investigations under Strike Force Ingestre continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.