Robbery and Serious Crime Squad detectives have charged a second man following investigations into an alleged armed robbery in Sydney’s west earlier this year.
About 6am on Friday 5 March 2021, emergency services were called to a shopping centre on Merrylands Road at Greystanes, following reports of an armed robbery.
Police were told that four men – armed with weapons – entered the store, before threatening staff and stealing the cash register.
The men fled the area and were last seen travelling in a black BMW M4 with no registration plates,
westbound on Merrylands Road.
A male employee suffered a wound to his forearm during the incident. He was treated at the scene before being taken to Westmead Hospital for surgery. He has since been released.
Initial inquiries were conducted by Cumberland Police Area Command, before detectives from the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad took carriage of the investigation under Strike Force Flaumont.
In June this year, investigators arrested an 18-year-old man at Ashfield. He was charged and remains before the courts.
Following further investigations, detectives arrested a 19-year-old man at a home at Blackett, about 5.15am today (Tuesday 13 July 2021).
During a subsequent search of the property, investigators seized a mobile phone and cannabis.
The man was taken to Mount Druitt Police Station where he was charged with eight offences including: two counts of face blackened/disguised with intent commit indictable offence, two counts of enter building/land with intent commit indictable offence, two counts of be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, robbery armed with offensive weapon cause wounding/grievous bodily harm, and possess prohibited drug.
Police will allege in court the man assaulted the employee with a weapon during the armed robbery in March this year.
The man was refused bail to appear at Mount Druitt Local Court today (Tuesday 13 July 2021).
As investigations continue, police would like to speak to an additional two men, they believe may be able to assist them with their inquiries.
Anyone with information that may assist strike force investigators 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.