Detectives have charged a third man and laid additional charges against another man following an investigation into five armed robberies across Sydney’s south west earlier this year.
About 11.50pm on Sunday 7 April 2019, a man, armed with a firearm, threatened two employees at a sports club on Elizabeth Drive, Bonnyrigg Heights, before stealing cash.
In separate incidents, a man, armed with a firearm, entered a service station on Cabramatta Road West, Bonnyrigg, just after 3.30am on Sunday 21 April 2019 and again at 4.30am on Tuesday 30 April 2019.
On both occasions, the man threatened the employee and stole cash.
About 10.15pm on Sunday 5 May 2019, a man entered a fast food restaurant on Edensor Road, Edensor Park, jumped the counter and threatened two staff members with a firearm, demanding cash.
The employees ran from the store and the armed man left empty handed.
Just before 8pm on Thursday 16 May 2019, an armed man entered a liquor store on Elizabeth Drive at Bonnyrigg and threatened staff before stealing cash.
No one was injured in these five robberies.
The State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad took carriage of these investigations under Strike Force Flavel.
Strike force investigators charged two men – aged 24 and 26 – on Wednesday 5 June 2019. They remain before the courts.
Following further inquiries, detectives arrested a 21-year-old man at a home in Edensor Park, and re-arrested a 26-year-old man at a home in Canley Heights earlier today (Friday 5 July 2019).
Both men were taken to Cabramatta Police Station.
The 21-year-old man was charged with three counts of robbery while armed with dangerous weapon.
Police will allege in court that the man was involved in the armed robberies at the Bonnyrigg service station and liquor store.
The 26-year-old man was charged with assault with intent to rob while armed with dangerous weapon.
Police will allege in court that the man was involved in the armed robbery at the Edensor Park fast food outlet.
Both men were refused bail to appear at Fairfield Local Court today (Friday 5 July 2019).
Investigations are continuing.
Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Flavel investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.
Extracted from Mirage News