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Appeal for information following armed robberies

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad are appealing for information following two armed robberies at service stations in Sydney’s north-west.

About 9.10pm (Tuesday 2 January 2018), a 42-year-old man was working at the console of a service station on Solander Drive, Kings Langley, when three men with their faces covered entered the store.

Two of the men were armed with firearms, and the other was armed with a sword.

The men threatened the console operator and demanded cash and cigarettes.

Whilst the victim was handing them the cash register drawer, the man with the sword lashed out him, partially severing the worker’s right thumb and leaving him with lacerations on his right arm. He was taken to Westmead Hospital for surgery.

Around 9.40pm (Wednesday 3 January 2018), three men armed with two firearms and a sword entered a service station on The Crescent at Toongabbie, and threatened the 23-year-old employee.

The men stole cash and cigarettes before fleeing.

Detectives from the Robbery and Serious Crime Squad have established Strike Force Marril to investigate the two robberies, which they believe are linked.

They wish to speak to three men who they believe can assist them with their inquiries.

All three men are described as being of Caucasian appearance, 18-25 years old, about 175cm tall, and of a slim build.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via social media pages.

Source: NSW Police

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