Youth charged following alleged armed robberies

Youth charged following alleged armed robberies

A teenage boy has been charged following a number of alleged armed robberies at service stations in Sydney's west yesterday.

Police will allege in court that, just before 2am on November 23, two men in a white Honda CRV stopped a service station on Flushcombe Road, Blacktown where they threatened a shop attendant with a knife before leaving empty-handed.

About 2.30am, officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command responded to reports of an armed robbery at a service station on Cabramatta Road, Bonnyrigg. It's alleged a man wearing a surgical mask and armed with a knife threatened the male attendant before stealing cash and fleeing in a white Honda CRV.

Soon after, about 5am, at a service station on Bungarribee Road, Doonside, a male entered the store and allegedly threatened an employee with a knife before fleeing on foot empty-handed.

Then, just before 5.20am, police were called to another armed robbery at a service station nearby on Bungarribee Road, Doonside, where a male allegedly threatened an employee with a knife before stealing cash and fleeing in a white Honda CRV.

About 6am police responded to reports of a car on fire on Hyland Road, Greystanes. The fire was extinguished, and checks revealed it was a Honda CRV.

As a result of investigations by detectives from Blacktown and Fairfield Police Area Commands, a 16-year-old boy was arrested at Concord Hospital where he was being treated for burns.

He was charged with two counts of attempt robbery armed with offensive weapon, being carried in a conveyance taken without consent, two counts of robbery with an armed with an offensive weapon, and destroying or damaging property in company use fire.

He was refused bail and will appear at a bedside hearing today.