Two bandits hold up restaurant and make off with cash, while tyre-shop workers scare off cowardly gunman

Two incidents involving gunmen are being investigated by the
Police: one in which the robbers were successful and the other in
which the perpetrator’s efforts were foiled.

Reports say that a Scotts Hill man telephoned the Grays Farm Police
Station and reported that he had been robbed at gunpoint at his
father’s business place, Allex Restaurant, of an undisclosed sum of

This offence reportedly occurred at about 9:30 p.m. on March 7 at
Cooks Hill. 

Reportedly, the victim was inside the restaurant when two masked
men came through the entrance door, with one holding a small

Allegedly, he pointed it at the young man, demanding money and
ordering him to open the door leading behind the counter.
Reportedly, the victim complied, and the two bandits entered the
area and stole an undisclosed sum from the cash register, shoving it
into a backpack.

The robbers then made good their escape in a westerly direction.
A search was carried out in the area for the cash and any persons
fitting the description of the robbers, but without success. 

Meanwhile, Excel Tyres, located on Bendals Road, was the target of
robbers in the high daytime hours.

The owner of the business telephoned the Criminal Investigations
Department (CID) and reported that a lone gunman had attempted
to rob his business place on March 7 at about 12:45 p.m .

The business owner had been standing outside his tyre shop when a
young man, dressed in black and armed with what appeared to be a
firearm, jumped a northern perimeter fence and demanded he hand
over his money. 

The young assailant then reportedly ran towards the business,
where several of the workers gave chase, and the alleged offender
fled in an eastern direction. 

A truck driver was forced into an abrupt stop as the young man ran
in front of the vehicle in the middle of the road.
Footage of the incident was caught on surveillance cameras.