Police appeal after armed robbery and assault at Parramatta

Police are appealing for public assistance after an alleged armed robbery and assault at Parramatta last night.

Police have been told that about 11.15pm (Saturday 17 August 2019), four males, three aged 18 and one 16, were walking along the Parramatta River when they were confronted by a group of up to six males.

The two groups began arguing and physically fighting, which continued along Church Street.

During the fight, one of the 18-year-old men allegedly had his watch stolen.

The 16-year-old boy ran into a convenience store on Church Street, followed by three of the males, one wielding a machete who struck the 16-year-old with it.

Police were contacted with officers attached to Parramatta Police Area Command attending, however the males were unable to be located.

An 18-year-old man sustained a minor laceration to his lip, and the 16-year-old boy sustained a minor laceration to his nose. Neither required hospitalisation.

A crime scene was established at the convenience store as inquiries by Parramatta police continue.

Police would like to speak a group of males who may be able to assist with inquiries.

One male is described as being of African appearance, with short black hair, wearing tight black tracksuit pants, black joggers, white socks, and a light grey hooded jumper.

Another is described as being of Pacific Islander/Maori appearance, wearing a black hooded jumper, with Nike insignia on the left chest, black tracksuit pants with white strips down the legs, and black joggers.

Another male is described as being of Pacific Islander/Maori appearance, wearing a grey Nike hooded jumper with ‘JUST DO IT’ written across the chest in black, black shorts with a green waist band and green lines down the sides, and black joggers.

As inquiries continue, the groups involved are believed to be known to each other.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage that could assist police is urged to come forward.

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.

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