Business checking account found in Sydney apartment, says police
Updated November 11, 2018 08:24:17 The latest in a series of bank robberies in Sydney’s inner-north have left a man and woman dead.
Key points:Police say two robbers are in custody after a bank robbery at a Sydney apartmentThis has been the worst bank robbery in the city since 2014The suspects were armed with a knifePolice say the robbers forced the occupants of the apartment to leave the buildingThey are the latest in an upsurge of bank robbery incidents in the Sydney CBD.
Police say a number of bank robbers have used a fake identity to commit bank robberies.
In recent months, a number have robbed a bank in the CBD and the suburbs of Sydney.
Police are urging residents to be vigilant about their safety at the bank and to call 000 if they are the victims of a robbery.
They say the perpetrators are armed with fake identification.
“This is an ongoing issue for our community, as a result of the increased use of social media and other forms of communication to conduct business,” a spokeswoman said.
“Our community remains in a heightened state of alert and we have also increased the number of patrols in the community to maintain the safety of the community and their financial assets.”
Police say one of the suspects in the latest bank robbery has been arrested and remains in custody.
Police said they have been called to a Sydney suburb on the outskirts of the CBD to assist in the investigation.
They said a man was found dead in the street.
Police were called to the area at around 3:00am after receiving a call from a resident about a robbery at their apartment.
“We arrived on scene and saw two male and one female deceased in the road,” a police spokeswoman said, adding they did not know how the deceased had died.
“They are both in their 30s and were taken to hospital and are expected to survive.”
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and have urged anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers.
Topics:police,crime,crime-prevention,southern-australiaFirst posted November 10, 2018 14:59:53More stories from New South Wales