Couple alleged to be part of gang want over armed hold-ups

Rob Wright

A YOUNG couple wanted over the armed robberies of a cinema and hotel this week have been charged following a violent brawl with police on the NSW Princes Hwy.

Police officers were allegedly punched, kicked and bitten by a man and woman, aged in their early 20s, after responding to reports of a pair acting suspiciously outside a business on the Princes Hwy.

The man then allegedly ran from the scene and was arrested in Monroe St.

The woman was also arrested and taken to the Kirrawee station where she allegedly scratched and punched police.

It will be alleged a total of seven officers were injured during the arrests.

A number of bags found with the couple allegedly linked them to two hold-ups earlier this week where guns and machetes were brandished at a Roseville cinema and Revesby hotel.

Together, the couple face 17 charges relating to guns, robbery, assault and arson.

They were expected to be refused bail and will front court on Thursday.

Police are still searching for two other men who allegedly took part in the robberies and helped destroy the getaway car.

Topics:  court crime police robbery violence

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