Two women remain in police custody following three armed robberies at service stations across Sydney’s south west overnight.
About 11.45pm (Friday 26 March 2021), officers from Liverpool City Police Area Command were called to a service station on Heathcote Road near Junction Road, Moorebank, after reports a hold-up alarm had been activated.
Upon arrival, police were told two people allegedly armed with an axe and knives had stolen money and cigarettes and fled the scene in a Mitsubishi Lancer.
A crime scene was established, and detectives commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
A short time later, police were called to a service station on Nuwarra Road near Newbridge Road, Moorebank, about 12.15am (Saturday 27 March 2021), following reports two people allegedly threatened the employee with a knife and axe.
Prior to police arrival, the pair fled the scene with cash and cigarettes.
The third incident, police were called to a Camden Valley Way near Gellibrand Drive, Edmondson Park, about 1.15am, after the employee was allegedly threatened with a hammer, before two people fled the scene with cash.
Following inquiries, with assistance from the Dog Unit and Campbelltown City Police Area Command, the Mitsubishi Lancer was located on Commissioners Drive, Denham Court, and two women were arrested about 1.30am.
During a search of the vehicle, police seized number plates – believed to be stolen – knives, an axe, cash and cigarettes.
The women – both aged 23 – were taken to Liverpool Police Station where they are expected to be charged.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incidents.
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.