A teenager will face court today after being charged over a series of alleged armed robberies of brothels in south west Sydney earlier this year.
Just before 2am on Monday, January 15, three men – one armed with a firearm – entered a business on Birmingham Road, Villawood.
The men allegedly threatened employees before stealing cash and mobile phones.
During the incident, a man, 56, was assaulted. He sustained minor injuries to his arms and lip.
In a separate incident, about 3am, three men – one armed with a firearm – entered a business on Lancaster Street, Ingleburn.
They allegedly threatened a male employee, 58, before taking cash and fleeing the scene.
Detectives from the Robbery and Serious Crime Squad established Strike Force Moogerah to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incidents.
An Ashcroft man, 18, was arrested by strike force detectives on Monday, October 29 and charged with two counts of robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon. He remains before the court.
Following further inquiries a teenage boy, 17, was arrested by the Liverpool Proactive Crime Team at a shopping centre at Liverpool about 3.20pm yesterday, November 8.
He was taken to Liverpool Police Station and charged with two counts of robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon.
The boy was refused bail and is to appear at a children’s court today on November 9.
- Anyone with information about that may assist Strike Force Moogerah investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.