Shoppers terrified after axe-wielding robbers storm supermarket in NSW

SHOPPERS have been left terrified after a pair of robbers armed with an axe and a knife stormed a supermarket in Sydney’s inner west.

The two offenders burst into the Darling Street store at Balmain just before 9.30pm on Friday and allegedly threatened two employees with the edged weapons, demanding they empty the till.

Terrified, the staff members complied with their demands and the robbers fled the store with a stash of cash.


Police said the employees behind the counter and customers in the store were not physically injured.

The two male offenders had their faces concealed and were both wearing hooded jumpers, black gloves.

One was described as being 165-170cm tall and of a slim build, while the other was said to be 170-175cm tall and of a medium build.

The shorter suspect was wearing a black jumper with a red and white chest motif, dark pants and dark shoes, while the taller one was wearing a grey jumper, black pants and light coloured shoes.

Police believe there may be witnesses to the incident who have not yet spoken to police.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Glebe police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.