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WATCH: Men with machete, axe take over Aussie pub in violent heist

Pub robbery

Police have released CCTV vision of the terrifying moment two masked men armed with a machete and tomahawk took over a pub during a violent heist in Sydney’s south-west.

The heist unfolded around 10.20pm on Thursday 1 October last year when the two men walked into the pub at Padstow and terrified patrons and bar staff.

With their faces concealed, one of the two men casually walked up to a security guard from behind and delivered a vicious punch to his head, knocking him unconscious.

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Brandishing their weapons, the men then stormed the bar and demanded cash from terrified staff who stood frozen with their hands in the air.

After helping themselves to the till, they fled the scene and at the time of writing, remained at large – three months after the crime.

Police say upwards of 15 patrons were inside the pub at the time. A handful of them could be seen scrambling from their tables in the security footage.

The security guard was rushed to hospital in a serious condition with a suspected broken haw and concussion.

The incident is being investigated by police from State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad who released the CCTV vision in the hope someone can assist with identifying those responsible.

Anyone who may have any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers immediately.

WATCH: Gold Coast blokes hailed heroes after foiling robbery and confronting thieves

Robbery

Two ordinary Aussie blokes are today being hailed as heroes after filming the moment they foiled a late-night robbery on the Gold Coast and confronted the thieves head-on.

James Ross-Munroe and Kane Wiblen were walking home along the Gold Coast Highway at Arundel during the early hours of Saturday morning after a night out with mates when they stumbled across the crime in progress.

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Mr Ross-Munroe had just “busted a plugga” (broken a thong) at a bus stop near the intersection with Marble Arch Place when he and Mr Wiblen noticed a white Holden Commodore pull into the United service station behind them.

The pair thought the vehicle was undercover police, but no one was prepared for what was about to happen next.

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Two men jumped out of the Commodore – which had no registration plates – and tried smashing their way into a closed Oporto burger shop next-door to the service station.

With his phone camera already rolling, Mr Wiblen filmed as his mate, Mr Ross-Munroe raced over to the thieve’s getaway car and yanked the keys from the ignition.

After yelling for the nearby service station attendant to call police, the bandits reappeared and jumped back in the car.

After realising the keys were missing, the driver jumped back out and took off on foot, but Mr Ross-Munroe wasn’t giving up without a fight.

He leapt into the car through the opened driver’s side door and tried to detain the passenger, but he too managed to get away.

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Following their encounter, the pair immediately posted the vision to Facebook from where it has since gone viral, saying, “the moment we caught two blokes breaking into Oportos Arundel, they ran inside so I took their keys out of the ignition.”

“When the driver came back to the car he realised his keys were missing, the passenger jumped in and I managed to land a few punches.

“I chased them but because I’m fat they got away.”

Police are investigating the incident and have confirmed the white Holden Commodore had been stolen.

Detectives have reportedly questioned a man, however no charges had been laid at the time of writing.

Anyone with any information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

 

Dashcam captures heart-stopping moment baby is almost hit by truck

Dashcam Footage

Dashcam footage has emerged showing the heart-stopping moment a baby strapped in a runaway stroller was almost hit by a b-double truck in Sydney’s west.

The hair-raising near-miss which played out at the intersection of Third Avenue and Prince Street at Blacktown was captured on the truck’s dashcam.

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In the footage broadcast by 7 News, a man is seen frantically trying to reach for the pram as it rolls into the path of the oncoming truck, but he doesn’t make it.

Fortunately, the truck’s driver managed to swerve just in time, missing the stroller by a mere 50 centimetres.

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WATCH: Breathtaking scenes as man flies drone through fireworks

A man has flown his remote control drone through the middle of a huge firework display and the results are breathtakingly beautiful.

The skilled pilot filmed the jaw-dropping vision by flying a DJI Phantom 2 directly into the display, with a GoPro Hero 3 attached.

The footage was uploaded to YouTube by Drone Hub in May 2014 but resurfaced on New Year’s Eve, going viral a second time, notching up a total of more than 12 million views.