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 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 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.

Extracted from 9 News

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