A service station worker has bravely confronted a knife-wielding man during an alleged armed robbery at a store in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
A man walked into the Ezymart at Randwick at about 10.30pm yesterday and allegedly pulled a knife from his sleeve and made demands.
Worker Shabaz Khan played defence, pushing the man’s arm down before swiftly jumping outside.
Khan tried to lock the man in the store in a game of cat and mouse outside the convenience store before two tradies next door joined in to help the worker.
A metal chair was thrown in an effort to fend off the man.
He then cleared out the phone accessories stand and left the store, only to return to grab three Prime energy drinks valued at $10 a bottle.
“I like these drinks too, they’re good,” he said.
It will be alleged this wasn’t his first stop of the night along Perouse Road.
Police said earlier a worker at the Randwick BP was threatened and forced to hand over cash and cigarettes.
After a short pursuit and with the help of the dog squad, officers arrested the 25-year-old back near the service station where his alleged crime spree began.
Christie Collins, who owns the gym next door, said she is no stranger to opportunistic theft.
“It’s scary to think people are carrying weapons around,” Collins said.
In an unrelated incident, her designer handbag was allegedly stolen on her launch night.
“Altogether it was probably about $7000 worth of gear, a Louis Vuitton handbag, Tom Ford sunglasses, prescription flames, Chanel purse,” she said.
“Those things don’t come cheap, I work hard for my money.”