Police have released CCTV after five people were held up at knifepoint in Sydney’s inner-west and CBD yesterday.
Just after 5pm (Thursday 5 August 2021), a 40-year-old man was walking alone in Blackwattle Lane, Ultimo, when he was approached by a male and female who threatened him with a knife and demanded his belongings, before fleeing empty handed.
A short time later the same male and female threatened and assaulted a 21-year-old man then fled empty handed.
About 5.30pm, an unknown male and female duo approached a 25-year-old woman on Macarthur Street, Ultimo, before the male punched the woman in her face and the female stole her purse and a bottle of wine; then fled west on Bay Street.
Officers from Leichardt Police Area Command attended a short time later and crime scenes were established at both locations.
About 8pm, a 49-year-old man was approached by an unknown male and female on Wentworth Street, near Cowper Street, Glebe, threatened, then had a box containing personal items stolen from him.
Around an hour later, a 24-year-old man was standing outside a licenced premise on Queen Street and Cowper Street, Glebe, when he was approached by an unknown male and threatened with a knife.
The man handed over personal items and the unknown male fled, last seen heading east on Queen Street.
The woman was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for cuts and bruising to her face but declined further treatment. The men were shaken but otherwise uninjured.
As inquiries continue, police have released CCTV depicting a male and female who they believe may be able to assist investigators.
The male is described as being of Caucasian appearance and is depicted wearing shorts and a black coloured puffer-jacket with a navy hat and yellow hooded jumper.
The female is described as being of Caucasian appearance, and is depicted wearing black exercise tights, a light blue t-shirt and white coloured hat and jumper.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Sydney City Police on (02) 9265 6499 or Crime Stoppers.
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.