A woman has been arrested following a series of four robberies on shops and service stations in the northern suburbs over the last four weeks.

Police will allege between Friday 28 September and Thursday 25 October, the woman stole grocery items from shops and service stations and when approached by store security or staff members, produced a syringe and threatened that person.

  • 28 September – supermarket at Parabanks Salisbury
  • 8 October – variety shop at Hollywood Plaza Salisbury Downs
  • 24 October – service station Commercial Road Salisbury
  • 25 October – service station Salisbury Highway Salisbury

The suspect also allegedly threatened a store security officer with a syringe at a  supermarket at Hollywood Plaza on 11 September.

Last night on Friday 26 October, Detectives from Northern District CIB investigating the crime series, located and arrested the woman after she was identified from store CCTV vision.

The 24-year-old woman of no fixed place was charged four counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated assault.  She has been refused  police bail and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Monday 29 October.

There were no physical injuries to any person during any of the robberies.

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