Man arrested after inner-west armed robbery investigation, NSW

A man was arrested yesterday following investigations into three armed robberies and a carjacking in Sydney’s inner west, NSW Police say.

Strike Force Karilla was commenced by detectives from the Metropolitan Robbery Unit to investigate the armed robberies in Petersham and Ashfield and a carjacking in Campsie earlier this month.

Police will allege that on Saturday 1 October 2016, a man entered a hotel on New Canterbury Road at Petersham, produced a knife and stole cash.

On Sunday (9 October 2016); a Holden Commodore was carjacked in Campsie. This car was seen during another hotel robbery on Liverpool Road, Ashfield where a knife was produced and cash stolen.

The following day yesterday, a post office was held up on Liverpool Road, Ashfield, and another vehicle, a Toyota van, was stolen from a car park in Canterbury.

Following investigations, about 10.30am today, officers arrested a 39-year-old man in Belmore when he was sighted leaving the stolen Toyota and getting into the stolen Holden.

He was taken to Campsie Police Station and charged with armed robbery (x2), aggravated robbery (x2), illegal use of vehicle (x2), and malicious damage.

The man was refused bail to appear before Burwood Local Court tomorrow.

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