Citizen’s arrest nabs alleged grocery store robber

A GROUP of witnesses have stepped in to restrain a man who had allegedly robbed a grocery store and attempted to rob a pharmacy in Sydney’s west.

About 7pm on Monday, Police were called to a pharmacy on South Street in Granville, after reports of an armed robbery.

It’s allege a man had entered a grocery store on Good Street, and threatened the attendant with a vape-pen, which he posed as a firearm.


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He took cash from the register and ran from the store, with a witness from a nearby store pursuing him.

The man entered a pharmacy on South Street, threatening attendants and demanding money.

Several members of the public confronted the man and forced him out of the store before performing a citizen’s arrest.

He was restrained until police arrived and arrested the 24-year-old.

The Granville man was taken to Westmead Hospital for assessment, and later taken to Granville Police Station where he was charged with armed robbery and attempted armed robbery.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

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.

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