A woman will face court next month charged after allegedly being an accessory to an armed robbery in The Hills earlier this year, NSW Police say.
About 8.20am on Monday 18 January 2016, a man entered a chemist on Old Northern Road, Castle Hill, and threatened a 38-year-old female employee with a firearm, demanding cash.
The woman handed over cash, before the man ran from the store and drove away in a white Mitsubishi Lancer towards Castle Hill Road. No one was injured.
Police from The Hills Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist forensic officers.
Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad established Strike Force Votum to investigate the robbery and an attempted armed robbery later that same day at a jeweller at Lakemba.
On Monday 31 May 2016, detectives charged a 27-year-old man with robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon and attempt robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon.
He was refused bail to reappear at Burwood Local Court on Wednesday 27 July 2016.
As a result of further inquiries, a 38-year-old woman was arrested on Old Northern Road, Castle Hill, last Friday (17 June 2016), and taken to Castle Hill Police Station.
The Baulkham Hills woman was charged with accessory before the fact to robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon and accessory after the fact to robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon.
She has been granted bail and is due to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday 13 July 2016.
Inquiries under Strike Force Votum are continuing.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stopers.