Two teenagers have been charged after they allegedly held up a restaurant in Sydney's south-west.
The 16-year-old youth and his 18-year-old alleged accomplice were recorded on CCTV pointing a gun at the chef of the Tandoori Crown at Minto.
The terrified victim, aged 55, is seen raising his arms in the air before he was instructed to enter a cool room with a second employee.
Police allege the man behind the mask is Zain Hasthibeer.
Restaurant owner Hm Tanvir said the intruder was heard threatening staff with his weapon.
"The gunman was telling us: 'if you move, I'll shoot you'," Mr Tanvir told 7 News.
The younger suspect entered the front of the store and pulled a knife on the cashier, while Hasthibeer entered through the rear door.
The duo is believed to be behind a second robbery in the same area on December 16.
Police have alleged the pair targeted a local Subway store armed with a knife and gun, again threatening staff before fleeing with cash.
One 15-year-old staff member is still too shaken to return to work.
The younger suspect was arrested on Saturday and charged with two counts of robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon.
He was refused bail on Sunday and is scheduled to reappear at a children’s court on Monday January 16.
After searching a home in the same suburb, police arrested Hasthibeer and seized a replica pistol.
He received the same charges as his counterpart and was refused bail.
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