Police charge man over attempted armed robbery in Minchinbury

A man will face court today charged over an alleged attempted armed robbery in Sydney’s west overnight.

Just before 10pm (Friday 21 August 2020), a man, armed with a replica firearm, entered a takeaway food store on Minchin Road, Minchinbury, and threatened employees – three males aged 37, 16 and 13 – demanding money.

One of the employees threw a container at the armed man, causing him to drop the weapon before the two teens wrestled him to the ground.

Officers from Mount Druitt Police Area Command attended and arrested the 47-year-old man.

He was taken to Mount Druitt Police Station and charged with attempted robbery while armed with dangerous weapon.

The Cranebrook man was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today (Saturday 22 August 2020).

Mount Druitt Duty Officer, Acting Inspector Ross commended the teens on their actions, but warned others about the risk of taking matters into their own hands.

“Store employees are advised to always be cautious in these instances and to ensure their own safety at all times,” A/Insp Ross said.

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