Police appeal for public assistance over 'brazen' robberies

Detectives investigating two armed robberies at stores in south-west Sydney over the past 14 months, have released CCTV images and are appealing for public assistance.

Just after 7pm on Friday, July 5, 2019, a man - armed with a firearm - entered a supermarket inside a shopping complex at Cartwright Avenue, Miller.

The man threatened a security guard and an employee, before stealing cash and leaving the scene.

No one was physically injured during the incident.

Local police, with assistance from the Dog Squad, attended and conducted a search of the area, however, no one was located.

In a second incident, about 1am on Thursday, February 13, 2020, a man - armed with a firearm - attended a service station at Hoxton Park Road, Lurnea.

The man approached a service window, before threatening a male employee and demanding access to the store.

He fled the scene before police arrived and a crime scene was established.

Initial inquiries were conducted by officers from Liverpool City Police Area Command, before detectives from the State Crime Command's Robbery and Serious Crime Squad took carriage of the investigations under Strike Force Stromne.

As inquiries continue, detectives have released CCTV images from the incidents and are appealing for anyone who may be able to assist with their inquiries to come forward.

Robbery and Serious Crime Squad Commander, Detective Acting Superintendent Grant Taylor said detectives investigating these two incidents believe they may be linked and are seeking information from the community to assist with ongoing inquiries.

"These robberies were brazen, violent and dangerous - and we want the community to know they will not be tolerated by police," Detective Acting Superintendent Taylor said.

"Any information from people in the community about these incidents will help take those responsible off our streets before they cause further fear or harm."

Investigations under Strike Force Stromne are continuing.

Police are urging anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Stromne detectives to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.