Sydney police are searching for a group of men involved in a string of robberies across the city. According to investigating officers the bandits threw faeces at their victims. Detectives say the men would watch their victims withdraw large sums of cash from a bank before distracting them by hurling faeces on their backs. The men would then offer to help clean up their victims before robbing them ::::
In one incident, in Hurstville in the city’s south, a 50-year-old man was robbed of $30,000 after visiting a bank in a shopping centre. In another brazen robbery at Wareemba, in the inner-west, an 82-year-old man had more than $8,000 swiped from his pocket after he and his wife were attacked. At Lakemba, a 69-year-old man had $3,500 taken from him after leaving a Haldon Street bank
Police have released CCTV footage of some men they want to speak to over the attacks.
Burwood Crime Manager, Detective Acting Inspector James Deeley says people should be extra vigilant and avoid carrying a lot of cash if possible.
“These robberies are vile and sickening in their nature and we are doing everything we can to catch those responsible,” he said in a statement.
Anyone with information on the robberies is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.