A 17-YEAR-OLD boy has been charged with robbing two brothels at gunpoint in Sydney’s south-west.
The boy is the second teenager to be arrested and charged over the twin hold-ups back on January 15.
Three males armed with a gun allegedly burst into a brothel on Birmingham Road at Villawood about 2am and threatened staff before stealing a stash of cash and several mobile phones.
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A 56-year-old man sustained minor injuries to his arms and lip after being assaulted by the trio.
About 60 minutes later, the same men stormed the second brothel on Lancaster Street at Ingleburn and threatened a 58-year-old male employee before taking cash and fleeing the scene.
The Robbery and Serious Crime Squad established Strike Force Moogerah to investigate the hold-ups and, following investigations, arrested an 18-year-old man on Monday, October 29.
He was charged with two counts of robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon.
Following further inquiries, a 17-year-old boy was arrested at a shopping centre in Liverpool yesterday.
He too has been charged with two counts of robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon.
The boy was remanded in custody overnight and due to appear in a Children’s Court today.
Investigations to locate the third offender continue.
Anyone with any information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward.
You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.