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Police appeal following attempted armed robbery - Strathfield

Monday, 15 March 2021 08:10:59 AM

An investigation is underway following an attempted armed robbery at Strathfield earlier today.

Just before 3am (Monday 15 March 2021), police were called to a service station at Albert Road, Strathfield, following reports of an attempted armed robbery.

Officers were told a man – armed with a knife – entered the store, threatened an employee and demanded money.

A short time later, the man fled the scene on foot and was last seen heading west on Albert Street toward Elva Street.

No items were stolen, and the employee was not physically injured during the incident.

Officers from Auburn Police Area Command established a crime scene, and with assistance from the Dog Unit, conducted an extensive search of the area; however, the man was not located.

As inquiries continue, police are appealing for information about the incident, or identity of the man, to come forward.

The man is described as being of Indian Sub-Continental appearance, aged in his 20’s or 30s, with a thin build and short beard.

He is further described as wearing a white and grey camouflage-patterned hooded jumper and pants and red high-top shoes.

Investigations are continuing.

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.