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One arrested, investigation underway after shots fired during armed robbery - Carnes Hill

Monday, 24 October 2022 05:50:20 PM

A man has been arrested and an investigation has commenced following an armed robbery, during which shots were fired, at a shopping centre in Sydney’s south west today.

About 4.45pm (Monday 24 October 2022), emergency services were called to a jewellery store inside a shopping centre on Kurrajong Road, Carnes Hill, after reports of an armed robbery.

Police have been told two males entered the store and smashed glass display cabinets, before a firearm was discharged, and the men fled the scene with jewellery.

There have been no reports of physical injuries.

Upon arrival, police were notified of a motorcycle that had fled the shopping centre.

A short time later, nearby police located the bike stopped on South Liverpool Road, Busby.

The pillion passenger – a 23-year-old man – was arrested by police, and the motorcycle fled the scene.

During a search of the man, police seized a firearm and various items believed to have been stolen, before the man was taken to Liverpool Police Station.

A large-scale search is now underway, with assistance from neighbouring commands and specialist police.

A crime scene has been established by Liverpool City Police Area Command, which will be examined by specialist forensic police.

Anyone who may have information or mobile phone footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

There is no ongoing threat to public safety.

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.