Foil robbers with hot coffee

TWO armed robbers were forced to flee the Auburn grocery store they were attempting to rob when the owner and shoppers threw hot coffee at them late last Wednesday night.

About 11pm, the pair entered the grocery store on Cumberland Road and threatened the owner with a shotgun.
After they demanded cash, the owner and two shoppers reportedly threw hot coffee at the pair causing them to flee empty handed.
As investigations continue, Auburn police are appealing for information on two people they believe may be able to assist them with their inquiries.
One of the offenders was wearing a fluorescent and blue hooded jumper, dark track pants, black gloves and a full-face balaclava. The second person is described as being dressed in grey hooded jumper, black pants, white gloves, black shoes and was seen carrying a bag.
Inquiries continue.
Anyone with information about this incident, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

Brawler assaults officer
A MAN has been charged after allegedly assaulting police in Sydney Olympic Park last Tuesday afternoon.
About 1.30pm, Auburn detectives observed two men fighting at Australia Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park and when they approached and separated the pair, one of the men allegedly assaulted one of the officers before fleeing the scene on foot. The officer sustained a soft tissue injury to his hand.
The 26-year-old North Strathfield man was followed by police to a nearby carpark where he allegedly fled in a car.
The man was arrested at Auburn Police Station the following day and charged with charged with affray, assault police officer in execution of duty causing actual bodily harm and resist officer in execution of duty.
Investigations continue.

Doing almost double speed
THE driver of a Ford Mustang have been charged after allegedly exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h in Old Guildford.
Last Saturday about 10.50pm, Traffic and Highway Patrol were conducting speed enforcement duties on Woodville Road, when they detected a Ford Mustang allegedly travelling 134km/h in a marked 70km/h zone.
Police stopped the Mustang and spoke to the 25-year-old driver who was not the owner of the car.
He was issued a $2,520 infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.