Bottle shop, convenience store and servo robbed in one day

A Mortdale man will face court today after three armed robberies in the St George area yesterday.

At 5.30pm on Tuesday a man drove his utility to a bottle shop on Forest Road in Peakhurst and purchased a case of beer.

The store clerk placed the case in a white Holden Colorado utility and asked the man for payment when the man produced a firearm and demanded money from the cash register.

He was given a sum of cash and left the premises. The store clerk notified police.

Twenty minutes later, a male drove to a convenience store on the corner of Hannans and Penshurst roads at Narwee, again producing a firearm and demanding money. He was given money and left the premises along Hannans Road.

Police were notified and attended a short time later and established a crime scene.

At 9.45pm the same day, a service station on Bryant Street Narwee was robbed by a man matching the description of a person involved in the previous events, in a white utility. He was given money and left the premises.

As a result of inquiries, a short time later police attended George Street in Mortdale and arrested a 27-year-old man in a carpark.

Police seized a Holden Colorado that had been driven by the man. Upon searching the vehicle, police located two firearms, one being a sawn-off air rifle and a second rifle. Ammunition was also located, along with the alleged proceeds from the three robberies earlier in the day.

The man was taken to Kogarah Police Station and was charged with robbery while armed with dangerous weapon (x3), possessing a shortened firearm and possessing an unregistered firearm.

He was refused bail and will appear in Sutherland Local Court today.