By Michelle Brown
Police have praised a 10-year-old boy who was robbed at knifepoint at a convenience retailer in Lilyfield in Sydney’s inner west.
The boy was helping his uncle in his family’s comfort shop yesterday afternoon when the robber entered the enterprise on Perry Street just soon after five:00pm.
The offender threatened the boy and forced him to fill a bag with cash, prior to operating away.
The boy showed remarkable composure, Inspector Gary Coffey from Leichhardt Nearby Area Command stated.
“He was calm, complied with the offender’s demands and clearly his actions prevented any individual from inside the retailer getting injured,” he mentioned.
“It really is a quite desperate crime and it’s extremely, very disappointing and I am certain a lot of folks in the community are outraged.”
Police are studying CCTV footage from inside the store in the hope of identifying the robber.
Officers are also investigating whether or not the robbery is linked to an additional attempted armed hold up two hours earlier in nearby Annandale.
Police have appealed for witnesses or any person with information to come forward.
The man police are seeking for is of Asian look, about 180cms tall, of thin create and wearing dark clothing at the time of the incident.
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