4 MINCHINBURY

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

A man has been charged fol­low­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions into a num­ber of armed rob­beries of ser­vice sta­tions. The Met­ro­pol­i­tan Rob­bery Unit es­tab­lished Strike Force Ma­bel to in­ves­ti­gate the rob­beries by a man armed with a knife, in south­west and western Sydney this month. About 1.15pm on Fri­day, po­lice ar­rested a 28year-old man at a shop­ping cen­tre in Sta­tion St, Pen­rith. Fol­low­ing his ar­rest, Strike Force de­tec­tives searched a home in Stan­ley Cres­cent, Pen­rith, where they seized a num­ber of items to un­dergo foren­sic ex­am­i­na­tion. The man was taken to Pen­rith po­lice sta­tion where he was charged with five counts of armed rob­bery. Po­lice will al­lege the charges re­late to rob­beries at five ser­vice sta­tions, in­clud­ing one in Great Western High­way at Minchinbury on Septem­ber 10. The man was re­fused bail and will ap­pear at Pen­rith Lo­cal Court on Fri­day.

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