Burwood detectives charge two men over street robbery at gunpoint

Two men will face court today charged over the alleged robbery of a woman at gunpoint at Canterbury earlier this month.

Officers from Burwood Police Area Command responded following reports a woman had been robbed while walking along Canterbury Road, Canterbury, about 11.30pm on Sunday 7 July 2019.

It will be alleged in court that two unknown men confronted the 24-year-old woman as she crossed the bridge over the Cooks River and threatened her with a handgun, demanding cash.

The men stole her mobile phone, cash and a credit card.

Following extensive inquires, Burwood detectives, assisted by South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad, arrested a 21-year-old man at Leichhardt about midday yesterday (Tuesday 16 July 2019).

The Marrickville man was taken to Newtown Police Station and charged with armed robbery with a dangerous weapon in company and three counts of fraud.

Shortly after the arrest, Burwood detectives, assisted by the Public Order and Riot Squad, executed two search warrants at homes at Canterbury and Marrickville.

During the searches, investigators seized two replica firearms, a samurai sword, a stolen credit card, and various items of clothing.

A 19-year-old man was arrested at the Canterbury home and taken to Burwood Police Station.

He was charged with armed robbery with a dangerous weapon in company and three counts of fraud.

Both men have been refused bail to appear at court later today (Wednesday 17 July 2019). The older man is listed at Newtown Local Court and the younger man is listed at Burwood Local Court.

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