A man and a woman have been arrested and charged over two alleged armed robberies across Sydney’s west yesterday.

Police will allege about 11.45am (Sunday 21 June 2015), a man and woman drove to a newsagency on Bathurst Street, Greystanes in a white Mazda 626 with stolen numberplates.

It’s alleged the man entered the newsagency wearing a balaclava and threatened a female employee and a male customer with a knife. He demanded cash and cigarettes from the newsagent before running back to the Mazda and driving away with the woman.

About 12.30pm (Sunday 21 June 2015), the man and the woman allegedly drove to a fast food store on Blacktown Road, Blacktown. The man allegedly entered the store wearing the balaclava and threatened the male employee with a knife, demanding cash. When the employee refused, the man left the store empty-handed.

A short-time later, officers from Merrylands Police Station noticed the white Mazda in the car park of another fast-food restaurant on Merrylands Road.

Officers approached the vehicle and attempted to arrest the man and the woman. The man ran from the scene but was apprehended a short distance away.

A 27-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were taken to Merrylands Police Station where they were charged with several robbery offences.

The man was charged with armed robbery, assault with intent to rob armed with an offensive weapon (x2), resist police and goods in custody (x2). He was refused bail to appear before Fairfield Local Court today (Monday 22 June 2015).

The woman was charged with armed robbery – accessory after the fact, assault with intent to rob armed with an offensive weapon – accessory after the fact, goods in custody (x2) and drive while suspended. She was also bail refused to appear before Fairfield Local Court today (Monday 22 June 2015).

Extracted in full from NSW Police.

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