A man ordered food before he pulled out a knife and robbed a take-away sandwich store in Auburn on Sunday about 7.25pm.
Police said two men were working in the store on Parramatta Road when a man entered, ordered food and tried to force his way behind the counter.
He threatened one of the men with a knife and stole cash from the register before fleeing the area.
The two workers ran from the store and contacted police.
Police are looking for a man who has been described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, aged in his 20s, and with facial stubble.
He was wearing a dark-coloured baseball cap, black hooded jumper and dark tracksuit pants at the time.
THREE ESCAPE UNIT FIRE
A family was lucky to escape from a burning apartment at Ermington on Wednesday.
The woman and her two young daughters were evacuated after emergency services were alerted to a fire in the stairwell of the Bartlett Street unit block about 1.30am.
They were not injured but were checked by paramedics as a precaution.Police are treating the fire as suspicious and seized items at the scene.
PROJECTILE FIRED AT CAR
A man thought a rock had caused a hole in his windscreen before he discovered a projectile wedged inside his van at Granville.
Police said the man noticed the hole in the windscreen last Wednesday and two days later located the projectile lodged between the windscreen and dashboard.
“It appears that someone has fired a weapon into the air from some distance away and it has landed on the windscreen,” police said.
MAD MONDAY WARNING
With many end-of-season sporting celebrations to kick off in a few weeks, police urged local sporting clubs and teams to act responsibly, especially when alcohol is involved.
The warning comes after an AFL player from the St Kilda club in Melbourne made headlines this week for setting fire to a dwarf entertainer’s clothes during Mad Monday celebrations.
Police also reminded licensed premises of their responsibility when it comes to serving alcohol and managing patrons’ behaviour.
TEEN ON ASSAULT CHARGE
A teenager has been charged with assaulting and robbing a man inside the lift at Granville train station.
Police said a group of men attacked and robbed a 27-year-old man using the lift about 9.30pm on Sunday, August 25.
The man was treated for multiple facial factures.
A 17-year-old boy was arrested at Granville Railway station on Friday.
Parramatta local area command has welcomed four new recruits to its team.
Danielle Chiu, David Edwards, David Kowalczyk and Brendan Martin-Wein started their duties at the station on Monday, August 26, 2013.
They were four of 161 students from ‘‘Class 319’’ of the Associate Degree in Policing Practice.
NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said all recruits have made a promise to protect and serve the people of this NSW while exercising the highest level of integrity.