Second Armed Robbery At Western Sydney Train Station In Days
Police are investigating after the second armed robbery at a train station in Sydney's west in less than a week.
The most recent incident occurred at about 4.30pm on Sunday August 6, when a 20-year-old man crossing the railway overpass at Toongabbie train station was approached by a second man who grabbed him by the shoulder,
He then lifted the man's wallet from his backpack before fleeing the scene.
The 20-year-old man, who chased after him, then spotted his attacker getting on a bus with "about five or six other males" and followed them, ordering the bus driver not to leave and confronting the group.
When the group ran away again, the victim once again pursued them to Cooyong Crescent where he confronted them for a second time.
It was at this point that the gang turned on the 20-year-old, punching and kicking him to the ground and threatening him with a knife.
A car driving past noticed the fight and stopped to assist, at which point the group fled.
The theft comes just days after a similar attack, in which a 24-year-old man was held up by a group of eight teenagers at Blacktown station in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Anyone with information on either incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00.