Appeal following armed robbery - Belmore

Monday, 12 April 2021 03:29:49 AM

Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery in Sydney’s south west yesterday.

About 9.30pm (Sunday 11 April 2021), officers from Campsie Police Area Command were called to a service station on Punchbowl Road near Benaroon Road, Belmore, after reports of an armed robbery.

Police have been told an unknown man, armed with a knife, entered the store and demanded cash from the employee – a 30-year-old man.

He stole cash and cigarettes, before fleeing the scene on foot down Benaroon Road. The employee was uninjured.

A search of the surrounding area was conducted, with assistance from the Dog Unit, however the man was not located. A crime scene was established, which was examined by specialist police.

Detectives have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the robbery, including any possible links to a similar incident at the same location last Thursday (8 April 2021).

Anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam footage from the surrounding area are urged to contact Campsie Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Inquiries 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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.