FOURTH Armed Hold-Up In Sydney's West In Less Than Two Days
Police are investigating after a fourth armed hold-up in Sydney's west in less than two days, this time at a service station in Liverpool.
It's reported that the thief entered the 7-Eleven on Elizabeth Drive just before 3am on Friday November 10, threatening an employee with a gun before making off with a sum of cash.
Investigators are now appealing for a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries to come forward.
He's described as being of Caucasian appearance and wearing dark-coloured clothing.
The incident comes just a day after shots were fired at a Bunnings in Prestons on Wednesday night during a botched robbery attempt.
Police yesterday said that they believed the hold-up of the hardware store was connected to two similar hold-ups across the city's west, at service stations in Kemps Creek and Eastern Creek.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Robbery and Serious Crime Squad Commander, Detective Acting Superintendent Mick Banfield said that a special task force had been established to investigate the events of Wednesday night.
“He is extremely dangerous," Supt Banfield explained.
“If he is prepared to discharge a firearm in a public place we have got grave concerns for him and members of the public, so do not approach him. Two rounds were fired in Bunnings.
“We believe he is acting alone but we cannot discount there is a second person driving that vehicle.”
Anyone who may have information relating to any of the armed robberies is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.