A Sydney lesbian couple has been arrested for allegedly committing three armed robberies in one night while armed with an axe, a hammer, and knives.
Police arrested and charged Eleanor Ashford, 23, and Sarah Canceri, 23, with stealing money and cigarettes from three different gas stations in the Sydney area over a two-hour period last weekend.
The women allegedly held up the first gas station late Friday evening (March 25) and continued the spree into early Saturday morning.
NSW Police alleged the two women were armed with knives, a hammer, and an axe when they robbed a gas station in the Sydney suburb of Moorebank just before midnight last Friday night.
Witnesses told police the women threatened the cashier and demanded cash and cigarettes before fleeing in a Mitsubishi Lancer.
But while investigating that crime, police received a second call from another service station. They were reporting another robbery by the same two suspects, but the women had fled by the time police arrived.
Officers then received a report of the third incident at a Moorebank petrol station around 1:15 a.m. An employee claimed the women threatened him while armed with a hammer and robbed the business.
The perpetrators allegedly matched the description of the suspects in the earlier two incidents, police said.
Police charge Sydney couple over the robberies
Not long after, police located the Mitsubishi Lancer and arrested the two women around 1:30 am.
Police searched the two women’s car and allegedly found the cash and cigarettes stolen from the service stations.
They also found knives and rusty axe police claim the women used in the robberies. Thankfully, nobody suffered any injuries in the three incidents.
Police charged the two women with three counts of robbery armed with a weapon. They are currently in jail awaiting trial.