Terrifying machete attack caught on video

Two teenagers have been arrested after an alleged assault on a business owner involving a machete and baseball bats. Picture: 9 News
Two teenagers have been arrested after an alleged assault on a business owner involving a machete and baseball bats. Picture: 9 News

A horrifying video has revealed the moment a business owner was attacked by a group of masked men wielding a machete and a baseball bat inside his shop.

Police allege a group of five men wearing hoods and face coverings stormed into the store on Christina Rd in Villawood, in Sydney’s west, before 9.45pm on July 4.

CCTV footage from the business shows two men holding a machete and a baseball bat before they drag the business owner out from behind his desk.

Two teenagers have been arrested after an alleged assault on a business owner involving a machete and a baseball bat. Picture: 9 News
Two teenagers have been arrested after an alleged assault on a business owner involving a machete and a baseball bat. Picture: 9 News

While the 62-year-old is on the ground, two of the masked men can be seen repeatedly punching him and kicking him in the head.

The group of men allegedly stole cash from the business before fleeing in a hatchback.

According to police, the men had also been involved in a violent home invasion in Chester Hill two hours earlier.

Bankstown Acting Commander Darren Sly said the group forced they way into a home on Judith St and assaulted a 28-year-old male occupant before stealing two mobile phones.

CCTV footage from a neighbouring house shows the men filing into the house with their heads bowed before fleeing in a hurry minutes later.

The 28-year-old resident was taken to hospital with facial injuries.

Two men can be seen punching and kicking the business owner in the head. Picture: 9 News
Two men can be seen punching and kicking the business owner in the head. Picture: 9 News

Police allege the men used the same blue Holden Barina and wore the same clothes during both violent alleged armed robberies.

Police spotted the getaway car with two people inside when patrolling about 10.45pm.

The pair ran but a 19-year-old allegedly swung his machete at police as he fled the scene.

The machete was then ditched as police gave chase, and the 19-year-old was eventually arrested after police climbed over fences and backyards.

“The efforts of police were outstanding last night in difficult conditions,” Detective Sly said.

The 19-year-old was refused bail after being charged with aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence-people there, and robbery in company.

Police also arrested a 16-year-old in a nearby backyard and charged him with goods in personal custody suspected of being stolen (not motor vehicle), recklessly deal with proceeds of crime, receiving, and possessing a prohibited drug.

The group of five men were caught on CCTV slinking into the home in Chester Hill. Picture: 9 News
The group of five men were caught on CCTV slinking into the home in Chester Hill. Picture: 9 News

The two males in custody were not co-operating, Detective Sly said.

Police are still searching for the other three men who are believed to have participated in the violent alleged crime spree.

They have seized the Barina and are calling for anyone with information about the three people who evaded police to come forward.

“Hand yourself in before the police come knocking,” Detective Sly said.

“Their actions are clearly cowardly.”