Police charge youth after armed robberies in Sydney’s west

A teenage boy has been charged following a number of armed robberies at service stations in Sydney’s west yesterday.

Police will allege in court that, just before 2am (Monday 23 November 2020), two men in a white Honda CRV stopped a service station on Flushcombe Road, Blacktown where they threatened a shop attendant with a knife before leaving empty-handed.

About 2.30am, officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command responded to reports of an armed robbery at a service station on Cabramatta Road, Bonnyrigg. It’s alleged a man wearing a surgical mask and armed with a knife threatened the male attendant before stealing cash and fleeing in a white Honda CRV.

Soon after, about 5am, at a service station on Bungarribee Road, Doonside, a male entered the store and allegedly threatened an employee with a knife before fleeing on foot empty-handed.

Then, just before 5.20am, police were called to another armed robbery at a service station nearby on Bungarribee Road, Doonside, where a male allegedly threatened an employee with a knife before stealing cash and fleeing in a white Honda CRV.

About 6am police responded to reports of a car on fire on Hyland Road, Greystanes. The fire was extinguished, and checks revealed it was a Honda CRV.

As a result of investigations by detectives from Blacktown and Fairfield Police Area Commands, a 16-year-old boy was arrested at Concord Hospital where he was being treated for burns.

He was charged with attempt robbery armed with offensive weapon (x2), being carried in a conveyance taken without consent, robbery armed with an offensive weapon (x2), and destroy or damage property in company use fire.

He was refused bail and will appear at a bedside hearing today (Tuesday 24 November 2020).

Inquiries are continuing.

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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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