Detectives from Auburn Police Area Command are calling for public assistance following a string of recent armed robberies in Auburn.
The first incident occurred about 7.10pm on Sunday 28 June, at a mixed business on Northumberland Road. A man, with his face covered, entered the store and demanded money. He fled empty handed after being chased out of the store by the owner.
The second incident occurred shortly before 11pm on Thursday 2 July, at a grocery store on Cumberland Road. A man, with his face covered and armed with a knife, entered the store and threatened the shop owner, demanding cash. He fled empty handed after being chased out of the store by the owner.
The third attempt occurred at the same Cumberland Road grocery store about 10.50pm on Wednesday 8 July. Two men entered the store, armed with a pistol, and approached the counter before threatening the store owner, demanding cash. The two men fled empty handed after the owner threw a pot of hot coffee at them.
The fourth robbery occurred at the same mixed business store on Northumberland Road about 8.50pm on Monday 13 July. Three men entered the store and approached the counter before one of the men assaulted the store owner and held him on the ground. The other two men grabbed the cash register before the trio fled.
As inquiries continue, investigators have now released CCTV footage of the robberies and are appealing for public assistance.
Any witnesses, or anyone who may have information that could assist are urged to contact detectives at Auburn Police Station, or information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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.