Pictured: Selfie-loving teen who allegedly pointed gun at terrified restaurant owner during hold up

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.

The robbery was caught on CCTV footage inside the restaurant. Photo: 7 News

Police allege the 18-year-old culprit is Zain Hasthibeer. Photo: 7 News

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.

One man entered through the front door with a knife, while another went through the back wielding a gun, a witness claimed. Photo: 7 News

Hasthibeer fronted court on Tuesday and was refused bail. Photo: 7 News

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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