Police have charged three people in relation to multiple armed robberies across the Mt Druitt, St Marys and Blacktown areas.

Officers will allege the robberies, involving two to four armed people, took place at a number of licensed premises, pizza shops and petrol stations between April 2015 and last week.

The Metropolitan Robbery Unit and Mt Druitt Police formed Strike Force Goode to investigate the six alleged robberies, which officers will allege are linked.

On Sunday, officers stopped a grey Hyundai sedan on North Road at Rooty Hill and searched the vehicle.

Police allegedly found a replica pistol and a large silver knife.

The car’s occupants – three males aged 58, 21 and 17 – were arrested and taken to Mt Druitt Police station.

The 17-year-old, from Hebersham, was charged with five counts of robbery armed with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon.

He is due to appear in a children’s court on Friday to face the charges.

The 21-year-old was charged with robbery while armed with an offensive weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery while armed with an offensive weapon; and the 58-year-old was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit robbery while armed with offensive weapon.

The men, both from Hebersham, are due to appear at Penrith Court on Friday, June 26.

Strike Force Goode detectives are continuing to investigate the alleged robberies.

Extracted in full from the Daily Telegraph.