Blacktown, Prospect, Bonnyrigg service station armed robberies
By Sourced Externally
November 23, 2020
Police are hunting two males after four service stations were robbed at knifepoint in western Sydney.
Two males remain on the run after two service stations in Blacktown, one in Prospect and another in Bonnyrigg were held up between 2am and 5.20am on Monday.
Blacktown Police Acting Inspector Mehmet Sagkol said the males, believed to be aged in their late teens and early twenties, fled in a white Honda CRV, which was stolen from Liverpool and later found on fire in Hyland Rd, Greystanes at 6am.
The burnt-out stolen Honda CRV was found in Greystanes. Picture: NSW Police
Acting Inspector Sagkol said police were investigating the robberies, one of which, involved one of the males entering the store and threatening a staff member with a knife.
The male fled with a small amount of cash on two occasions, but otherwise left empty-handed.
Police said the crime spree began with an armed robbery at a service station on Flushcombe Rd, Prospect, just before 2am.
A short time later, police were called to a service station on Cabramatta Rd, Bonnyrigg, after a male stormed the store wearing a surgical mask, before threatening the shop attendant and fleeing with a small amount of cash.
Blacktown Police Acting Inspector Mehmet Sagkol addressing the media. Picture: Kate Lockley
Shortly after, at 5am, police were called to another service station, this time on Bungarribee Rd, Blacktown, after a male entered the store and threatened an employee with a knife before fleeing on foot empty-handed.
At 5.20am, the brazen thieves are believed to have targeted another service station on Bungarribee Rd, Doonside, before fleeing in the Honda.
Nobody was hurt in the robberies.
Acting Inspector Sagkol described the robberies as “opportunistic”.
“Service stations are open 24 hours a day and may be seen as an opportunistic location to commit these types of offences,” he said.
“The workers were quite shaken up during the time but they’re doing quite well at the moment.
“The use of a knife does escalate the potential seriousness and violence of these offences.
“It’s very lucky nobody was hurt.”
7-11 service station on Flushcombe Rd, Prospect. Picture: Kate Lockley
One of the males is described as being of caucasian appearance, aged in his late teens to early 20s, wearing a black beanie, Parramatta Eels indigenous jersey and black shorts.
The second male is described as being Middle Eastern in appearance, also aged in his late teens to early 20s, wearing a black hat, black jackets and black shorts and black shoes.