Female criminal gang terrorizes Sydney in nighttime crime ‘rob servos with ax, knives and hammer to steal money and cigarettes’ as they speed away in a Mitsubishi Lancer
- Two women, both 23, have been arrested after a terrifying nighttime crime
- The pair were armed with an ax, several knives and a hammer, police said
- The first two robberies were in Moorebank and the third in Edmondson Park
Two 23-year-old women have been arrested after three terrifying armed robberies at gas stations in south-west Sydney at night.
The pair are said to have staged the hold-ups to steal cash and cigarettes, threaten employers with an ax, knives and hammer before fleeing in a stolen car.
At 11:45 PM on Friday evening, police were called to a gas station on Heathcote Road, Moorebank.
Upon arrival, police were told that two people allegedly armed with axes and knives had stolen money and cigarettes and fled the scene in a Mitsubishi Lancer.
All three robberies took place at gas stations in South West Sydney on Friday evening until the early hours of Saturday morning (stock image)
Shortly afterwards, police were called to a gas station on Nuwarra Road near Newbridge Road, Moorebank just after midnight, after reports that two people had threatened the employee with a knife and an ax.
Before the police arrived, the couple fled the scene with cash and cigarettes.
In the third incident, police were called to a Camden Valley Way near Gellibrand Drive, Edmondson Park at around 1:15 am, after the employee was reportedly threatened with a hammer before two people fled the scene with cash.
After inquiries, with help from the Dog Unit and Campbelltown City Police Area Command, the Mitsubishi Lancer was located at Commissioners Drive, Denham Court, and two women were arrested at around 1:30 am.
During a search of the vehicle, police seized number plates – presumably stolen – knives, an ax, cash and cigarettes.
The women – both 23 years old – were taken to Liverpool Police Station, where they are expected to be charged.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incidents.
The women – both 23 years old – were taken to Liverpool Police Station, where they are expected to be charged