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CCTV Footage Shows Dramatic Armed Robbery In Sydney's West

Alarming CCTV footage shows just how lucky two pharmacy workers were after a masked man armed with a knife entered their shop and attempted to hold them up.

In the clip obtained by Nine News Sydney, the robber can be seen grabbing the female employee around the neck, threatening her with the weapon and demanding cash from the till of the chemist on West Terrace, Bankstown.

But the woman's colleague - who was in the bathroom at the time - heard her screams and rushed to her aid, chasing the attacker off with a chair.

Thankfully no-one was badly injured in the incident, although the heroic pharmacist received seven stitches to his face as a result.

The shop's owner called the man a "hero" and said he was proud of his actions, which meant the would-be robber left empty-handed.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack and are urging anyone who may have seen the thief, who is described as having a dark complexion and was last seen wearing a dark hoodie, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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