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Man charged following two armed robberies at service stations - Greenacre

Monday, 26 April 2021 09:24:05 PM

A man has been charged after he allegedly robbed and attempted to rob two service stations in half an hour at Greenacre earlier today.

Police will allege in court that the 26-year-old man entered a service station on Roberts Road about 5.25am (Monday 26 April 2021), where he has attempted to jump the counter but was restricted by the security wires.

When he tried to enter through the console door, he became involved in a scuffle with the attendant before fleeing the service station empty handed.

It will be alleged that the man attended another service station on Waterloo Road about 5.50am, where he ran around the counter, produced a knife and demanded money.

After failing to open the till, he left with the whole cash register.

Officers from Bankstown Police Area Command attended both incidents, established crime scenes and commenced inquiries.

A description was broadcast over Police Radio and officers patrolling the Greenacre CBD approached a man matching the description. He was subsequently arrested and taken to Bankstown Police Station.

A short time later, a search warrant was executed at a house on Maiden Street, Greenacre, where police located and seized a cash register and clothing.

The man was charged with assault with intent to rob, and armed robbery.

He was refused bail to appear in Bankstown Local Court tomorrow (Tuesday 27 April 2021).