Syringe used in shop robberies
POLICE are looking for a man who they say used a ‘full syringe’ in an attempted robbery at a Redbank cosmetics store and robbery of a sandwich shop.
Just after 3.30pm on Thursday a man entered a cosmetics store producing a full syringe and demanding a number of medical products before leaving the store empty-handed. About 15 minutes later, the man went to a takeaway sandwich shop at Redbank Plaza and produced a full syringe demanding a sum of money, police say.
The employee complied and handed over a sum of cash to the man who then fled the shop.
No one was physically injured in either of the two incidents. Investigations are continuing into the armed robberies. Police have appealed for anyone with information to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 222 000.