Four men have faced court accused of staging a violent daylight robbery in Sydney's west, with a magistrate describing the hold-up as "clearly an inside job".
According to police the men were tracked by Polair helicopter and caught by Rosehill Highway Patrol officers just minutes after fleeing a Parramatta business with $29,182 worth of property on Friday afternoon.
Parramatta Bail Court heard on Saturday at least two people were hurt during the heist, on Melville Street about 3pm, with one woman punched in the face.
Despite opposition from the police prosecutor, three of the accused men - Mohamed Drame, 20, Makug Agang, 20 and Najem Bajwa, 19 - were released on bail.
The fourth man, David Ghanem, 25, had his application adjourned until Monday, January 30.
All are charged with robbery in company.
During Agang's hearing, the prosecutor argued that no bail conditions could be applied to overcome the "unacceptable risk" his release would pose to the community.
Magistrate John Favretto acknowledged the seriousness of the alleged crime, repeatedly referring to it as a pre-planned inside job.
But, taking into account Agang's clean record and his stable carpentry job, Mr Favretto was satisfied any risk of reoffending could be managed.
Each of the three men were granted bail on the condition they report to police daily, do not contact the alleged victims, witnesses or their co-accused and do not enter Melville Street in Parramatta.