Police hunt gunmen who shot at newsagent attendant during early morning stick up

POLICE are hunting two men who shot at a newsagent attendant during a frightening dawn hold-up in Sydney’s inner-east yesterday.

It’s alleged about 5.45am, two men entered a newsagency on Oxford Street in Paddington where they threatened a male attendant into handing over a small stash of cash from the till.

The attendant gave chase and hunted the offenders onto William Street where they allegedly whipped out a gun and fired a shot.


The male employee, who was not injured, stopped chasing the pair who were last seen getting into a vehicle, described as being a white or silver-coloured sedan, on Victoria Street.

Police have since released two suspect descriptions as they try and track down the men involved.

Both men are described as being of Pacific Islander/Maori appearance, one of whom had a slim build and was wearing light-coloured shorts, a black hooded jumper and a red hood or cap, the other had a solid build, and was reportedly wearing shorts and a dark-coloured hooded jumper.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.