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Gunman terrorises Sydney restaurant

Police were called to a Sydney restaurant yesterday after a 42-year-old man allegedly threatened staff and diners with a replica Colt firearm after he was asked to pay for his meal. 

Police were called to the Omnia Restaurant in Brighton-Le-Sands around 6.30pm. 

The only diners at the restaurant was a family of four. 

"He was shouting and yelling at the waiters," the father of the family said.

"He pointed the gun at me, and he was threatening me and my family, as he did to other waiters and staff."

The father of two said it was the first time he had felt "unsafe" in Australia.

"We were all shocked ... terrified and panicked," he said.

The family fled the restaurant when the gunman walked in the direction of the kitchen and allegedly intimidated staff, who were hiding in the back of the restaurant.

The father said his wife collapsed and was taken to hospital after they fled the restaurant and his two children, a two-year-old and 12-year-old were too terrified to sleep last night.

The alleged gunman has been refused bail and is charged with armed robbery, possessing an unregistered firearm, intimidation and not wearing a face mask indoors.




Irit Jackson, 12th January 2022