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Sydney armed robbery: Shop owner threatened with a meat clever

A terrified shop owner says she was preparing to close her beauty salon in Sydney’s west for the night when a man approached and threatened her with a large meat cleaver.

Police were called to the salon on Stafford Street in Penrith, at about 11.10pm on Wednesday May 18 after reports of an armed robbery.

It’s understood the man threatened the 39-year-old woman with the meat cleaver before raiding the cash register, stealing the woman’s mobile phone and running off down the street.

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The woman was not injured during the ordeal and called police shortly after the man left the shop.

Police are now appealing for further help from the community in identifying this man. Credit: NSW Police

While an investigation was launched at the time, police are now appealing for further help from the community.

Detectives from NSW Police have released images of a man they would like to speak with in relation to the incident.

He is described as Caucasian in appearance and between 185 and 190cm tall, and of thin build.

The man was wearing a dark face covering, black jumper with white markings on the hood with a light-coloured cap underneath, black pants and light-coloured Nike TN brand shoes.

He was also wearing a unique watch, with a large white face and darker-coloured band on the left wrist.

Anyone with information about this matter, or who can identify the man, are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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