An investigation is underway after a service station worker had part of his thumb amputated by a sword in Sydney's north west overnight.
At approximately 9.10pm, a 42-year-old man was attending to the counter of the service station on Solander Drive, Kings Langley, when three men with their faces covered entered the store.
The men were armed, with two holding firearms and another carrying a sword.
They demanded cash and cigarettes, and while the worker was handing them cash from the register, he was struck by the sword and his right thumb was partially severed.
The three men fled the scene, and were last seen running south on Reardon Avenue.
A crime scene has been established and the victim has been taken to Westmead Hospital.
He is expected to undergo surgery.
The man with the sword has been described as aged 20-25, wearing long black trousers and a hooded top. The man with the pistol has been also been described as aged 20-25, wearing long black trousers and a hooded top. The other man was armed with a shortened firearm and has been described as aged 20-25, wearing a black long sleeved hooded top, navy blue track pants, a grey shirt, grey gloves, and a white cap.
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