Gun produced during robbery in Merrylands

An investigation has commenced after a man was threatened with a firearm during a street robbery in Merrylands yesterday, NSW Police say.

About 7.30pm (Sunday 15 July 2018), a 49-year-old man was walking on Coolibah Street, Merrylands West, using his mobile phone.

As he was walking he noticed a dark coloured Holden sedan parked on the street with a woman sitting in the passenger seat, and a man seated in the driver’s seat.

As he continued to walk south on Coolibah Street he saw the vehicle moving slowly next to him before it stopped. A man got out of the driver’s seat and approach him.

The man grabbed the pedestrian by the shirt collar and punched him in the chest. He then produced a handgun from the waistband of his pants and threatened him while demanding his wallet and mobile phone.

The pedestrian complied and handed the goods over before the man got back into the car and drove away.

The robbery was reported to officers at Cumberland Police Area Command and an investigation is now underway.

The man is described as being about 170cm tall with a dark complexion, a heavy build, and aged in his 30s. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a dark hooded jumper with dark pants and a cap.

The woman seated in the passenger seat is described having an olive complexion and wearing heavy make-up on her face. She appeared to be aged in her 30s.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers.

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