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Charges laid following armed robberies in Sydney's south west

Saturday, 27 March 2021 12:39:03 PM

Two women have now been charged following investigations into three armed robberies at service stations across Sydney’s south west last night.

Police will allege in court that, about 11.45pm (Friday 26 March 2021), officers from Liverpool City Police Area Command responded to an armed robbery at a service station on Heathcote Road near Junction Road, Moorebank.

Officers will allege two people armed with an axe and a knife and stole money and cigarettes and fled the scene in a Mitsubishi Lancer.

A short time later, police were called to a service station on Nuwarra Road near Newbridge Road, Moorebank, about 12.15am (Saturday 27 March 2021), where two people threatened the employee with a knife and axe before they fled the scene with cash and cigarettes.

The third robbery occurred at a service station on Camden Valley Way near Gellibrand Drive, Edmondson Park, about 1.15am, where an employee was allegedly threatened with an axe and a knife, before the pair fled the scene with cash.

Following inquiries, with assistance from the Dog Unit and Campbelltown City Police Area Command, the Mitsubishi Lancer was located on Commissioners Drive, Denham Court, and the two women were arrested about 1.30am.

During a search of the vehicle, police seized number plates – believed to be stolen – knives, an axe, cash and cigarettes.

The women – both aged 23 – were taken to Liverpool Police Station where they were both charged with three counts of robbery armed with an offensive weapon.

They were refused bail and will appear in Parramatta Bail Court today (Saturday 27 January 2021)