Shoppers throw coffee at armed robbers

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 night.

About 11pm, (Wednesday, July 8) 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.