A 57-year-old woman has been charged with allegedly assisting in the robbery at Germani Jewellery in January this year. The incident unfolded at the luxury brand’s Hilton Hotel store in Sydney, during which two armed individuals threatened the store’s staff and made off with a significant amount of jewellery.
On May 8, detectives filed a series of charges against the store’s owner, Michel Germani, alleging his orchestration of the armed hold-up with the intention of defrauding an insurance company.
As the investigations by Strike Force Ingestre progressed, a significant development occurred on Friday, May 26 at approximately 11:50am when Giulia Penna voluntarily presented herself at Burwood police station.
Penna has since been charged with multiple offences, including aggravated robbery, depriving a person of liberty, being an accessory before the fact, and participating in a criminal group.
According to police allegations, Penna is believed to have played a role in aiding Germani in planning the robbery that took place on January 19.
Following her arrest, Penna was denied bail by the police and subsequently appeared before Burwood Local Court. During the court hearing, she did not apply for release, and her next appearance at the same court is scheduled for today, May 29.