Sydney Pokemon Go players threatened with rifle in terrifying hold-up

Two Pokemon Go players on the hunt for Pokemon in a Sydney skate park have been threatened by two balaclava-clad men armed with a rifle.

The horrifying incident unfolded in Tahmoor on Wednesday night when the man and woman, both aged 29, drove to the skate park in search of virtual creatures around 7.00pm.

Police say that after the pair entered the car park, a white Toyota Hilux reversed across the driveway, blocking their car.


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Two men with their faces covered, one armed with a rifle, exited the Hilux and threatened the pair before fleeing empty-handed.

Police say that there is nothing to suggest that the men used the Pokemon Go app to lure the people to the location, however the incident has prompted officers to issue a reminded for people to be aware of their surroundings, especially when travelling to unfamiliar locations.

Investigations are continuing and police are hoping to speak with two men who might be able to assist with inquiries.

One man is described as Caucasian in appearance, about 190cm tall with a medium build. He was wearing a dark blue jacket and dark pants.

The other man is described as Caucasian in appearance, about 180cm tall, with a solid build, and fair complexion. He was wearing a dark blue jacket with a high-visibility shirt underneath, dark pants, and work boots.

Police are urging anyone who knows the whereabouts of the men, not to approach them and contact Triple Zero immediately.

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