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Women ‘wrongly targeted’ in armed theft

TWO women have been heavily traumatised after they were “wrongly targeted” in their Guildford home by two armed men last Wednesday night.

A 25-year-old woman and her 45-year-old mother were out the front of their Dennistoun Street home when they were approached by two masked men armed with a knife and a silver pistol and marched inside.
The men demanded money and the younger woman handed over her purse with an amount of cash before the men ran from the premises towards Johnstone Street.
The women were treated for shock but were otherwise uninjured.
Cumberland Police Area Command Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Simon Glasser, said police believed it was a targeted attack with the previous occupants of the home very well known to police and the victims were not.
He said it was a very confronting ordeal for the women.
“They were very lucky to come away with no injuries considering a firearm was involved,” he said.
The men left in a white hatch or coupe with a black roof and were last seen travelling in Johnstone Street in Guildford West.
Insp Glasser has appealed to the two men – described as of Middle Eastern appearance and aged in their early 20s – to hand themselves in.
Anyone with information about this incident, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000 or nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.