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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Samurai sword swung in armed robbery

A service station attendant has been threatened with a samurai sword during an armed robbery in Lidcombe in the early hours of this morning.

Police say that shortly after 3am a man entered the service station on Parramatta Road, near Bachell Street, Lidcombe.

While inside the store the man approached the counter and produced a samurai sword from under his shirt.

They say he threatened the employee while demanding money from the register. The staff member complied and handed over an amount of cash before the armed man ran from the store. 

He was seen getting into a vehicle that was parked outside. 

The staff member was not hurt during the robbery, and detectives from Auburn Police Area Command have now commenced inquiries and would like to speak with anyone who may be able to assist.

Anyone with information about this incident 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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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