Fast food store robbed at knifepoint

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Police are appealing for witnesses after the armed robbery of a restaurant in Prestons last night (August 12).

Two teenage employees were working at the fast food shop on Hoxton Park Road, when the incident took place.

Two men entered the store and demanded a 16-year-old girl hand over cash. She was threatened by one of the men, who was armed with a knife.

The second man also demanded cash – unsuccessfully – from the 19-year-old male employee, and then both assailants ran from the premises.

Police from Liverpool Local Area Command were alerted and have commenced an investigation.

A crime scene was established and an examination was conducted by specialist forensic officers.

Investigators would like to speak to two men who may be able to assist with their investigation.

One was described as Caucasian in appearance, aged in his 20s, with a large build, between 170cm–180cm tall and was wearing a black hooded jacket and black pants.

The other man was described as Caucasian in appearance, with a slim build, aged in his late 20s, with thick eyebrows, short dark blond hair, missing front teeth and wearing a black hooded jumper and dark pants.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information provided is treated in confidence. Police remind people they should not report crime information via the police  Facebook and Twitter pages.

IN other crime news, police are warning the community to be on the lookout for counterfeit money circulating in the Southern Highlands area.

Detectives from The Hume Local Area Command are conducting investigations after several hundred dollars of counterfeit notes were passed at businesses in the area, including a Homewares shop in Moss Vale, fast food outlets in Mittagong, and at a hotel in Bowral.

Police are continuing their investigations to identify those responsible for passing and making the counterfeit $50 notes.

They are also warning business owners and the community to be on the lookout for fake $50 notes using the serial numbers BE09199681 and AH06152476.

The notes have a distinct paper feel about them. Business owners and customers are encouraged to check the clear window security feature which may assist in determining whether the notes are genuine. The counterfeit notes are readily discernible upon inspection of the security window.

Anyone who is handed one of these notes is asked to contact police immediately.


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