NSW police are investigating an attempted armed robbery of a pharmacy in Sydney’s south west.
At about 4.30pm (Tuesday 31 May), a man entered a pharmacy on Auburn Road, Birrong, near Bankstown and threatened staff with a sharp wooden implement.
He assaulted a female pharmacy assistant before a male customer intervened and attempted to disarm the man.
Three other staff members also attempted to disarm the man by hitting him with walking sticks, according to police reports.
The man punched the customer and then ran from the store.
Another witness chased the man before he was last seen entering a vehicle and driving off.
Detectives investigating the incident would like to speak with a man who they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.
The man is described as being of Mediterranean / Middle Eastern appearance, about 40-years-old with a medium build and short black receding hair with some grey on the sides.
He was last seen wearing a black jumper and light-coloured pants.