Woolworths employee is held at knifepoint during daylight robbery
- Store clerk forced to hand over cash at knife point
- Thief threatened Woolies employee, fled on balance bike
A Woolworths worker is held up with a knife after a terrifying daylight robbery.
The female employee was ‘threatened’ and told to hand over cash by a man at the supermarket on Cartwright Avenue, Miller in south-west Sydney.
The armed robbery took place shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
The thief then fled with the money on a balance bike. He will remain free on Wednesday evening.
A worker at Woolworths in southwest Sydney was threatened by a man with a knife and ordered to hand over cash on Wednesday
The woman was not injured in the robbery, police told the Daily Mail Australia, adding that by 5.15pm on Wednesday, ‘no arrests’ had been made.
“Just after 7:30 a.m. (Wednesday, May 31, 2023), police were called to a convenience store on Cartwright Avenue, Miller, following reports of an armed robbery,” a police statement read.
“Police from Liverpool City Police Area Command attended and were told that a man had threatened an employee with a knife and demanded money before stealing money and taking off on a balance bike.”
Police are continuing to investigate the “circumstances surrounding the incident.”
The retail giant offered “counseling and support” to staff after the incident, it told Daily Mail Australia in a statement.
It added that the safety of its team members and customers was its “top priority.”
Anyone with additional information or dashcam footage is asked to contact police immediately.