Police believe service station robberies could be linked

Armed robberies of two service stations in the region are believed to be linked, according to Penrith police.

The first robbery occurred about 8.30pm yesterday (Tuesday) when a man entered a service station on Richmond Road, Berkshire Park, with what is believed to have been a weapon under his shirt, police stated.

”He threatened a male employee but fled the scene empty-handed in a dark red Toyota Corolla with obscured number plates,” police stated.

“About 8.40pm, a man entered a service station on Garfield Road West, Marsden Park, with a suspected weapon under his shirt and stole cash.”

No one was injured in either incident.

Penrith Local Area Command officers have commenced an investigation and believe the two incidents are linked, and wish to speak with a man who may able to assist with their inquiries.

He has been described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 40s, of a large build and wearing a blue shirt and shorts.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.