Police hunt knifeman who stole rolls of toilet paper from supermarkets
Do you recognise these men?
Editor / March 24 2020
NSW police have realised images of men who have been targeting supermarkets stealing toilet paper.
The pair had a robbing frenzy over the weekend, fleecing several locations in Sydney's south west.
Between 7pm and 8.30pm last Sunday (22 March 2020), two men attended supermarkets in Granville, Auburn, Bass Hill and Lidcombe, and accessed restricted storage areas.
One man reportedly threatened an employee with a knife at an Auburn supermarket.
The pair targeted supermarkets in Granville, Auburn, Bass Hill and Lidcombe.
The first man is depicted as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, about 185-190cm tall, aged in his 30s, with a solid build. He has tattoos on his arms and was wearing a grey collared shirt with long blue track pants.
The second man is described as being 175-180cm tall with a slim build, aged between 30-35, and at the time was wearing black ‘adidas’ pants and a camouflaged hooded jumper.
Police have urged anyone with information to come forward.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott said:
"I support any measures taken by police to protect our communities from this sort of disgraceful criminal activity.
"The people of NSW will not tolerate criminal behaviour at any time let alone during this crisis.
"People need to grow up and look out for our most vulnerable.”
Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.
Michelle Connolly has worked as a photo director, social media manager and photo editor at some of Australia's biggest media companies, including New Idea. She is now editor of Practical Parenting and loving mum-of-two.