Two women arrested over armed hold-ups

Two women arrested over armed hold-ups

Two women arrested over armed hold-ups at service stations

Two women have been arrested after they allegedly robbed three Sydney service stations armed with axes and knives overnight.
The women – both aged 23 – are being held by police over a spate of hold-ups across the city’s southwest.
At about 11.45pm officers were called to a service station on Heathcote Road, near Junction Road, at Moorebank, in response to a hold-up alarm.
Police have arrested two women over three alleged armed robberies in south west Sydney. 
Police were told two people allegedly armed with an axe and knives had stolen money and cigarettes and fled the scene in a Mitsubishi Lancer.
Shortly afterwards at 12.15am police went to a service station on Nuwarra Road, near Newbridge Road, Moorebank, following reports two people allegedly threatened the employee with a knife and axe.
The pair fled the scene with cash and cigarettes before officers arrived.
In the third incident, police were called to a Camden Valley Way service station, near Gellibrand Drive, at Edmondson Park, about 1.15am, after a worker was allegedly threatened with a hammer, before two people fled the scene with cash.
Police are continuing their investigation into three armed robberies at Sydney service stations.

Police found the Mitsubishi Lancer at Commissioners Drive, Denham Court. The two women were arrested about 1.30am.
During a search of the vehicle, police seized number plates – believed to be stolen – as well as knives, an axe, cash and cigarettes.
The women are expected to be charged.
No injuries were reported as a result of the alleged robberies.
Police inquiries continue.

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