Possible terror link in deadly NSW service station attack

Officers from Monaro Local Area Command have descended on the service station setting up a crime scene which is being forensically examined

Deputy NSW Police Commissioner Catherine Burn declined to confirm reports the letters "IS" was found written in blood at the Queanbeyan Caltex servo, where 29 -year-old Pakistani employee Zeeshan Akbar was found fatally injured late on Thursday night. The man was assisted but died at the scene.

Police are now hunting two teenage boys who they believe may be able to assist them.

Members of the public are urged not to approach the teens if they locate them, but to contact Triple zero (000) immediately.

Supt Smith said the Caltex incident appeared targeted in terms of "the location" but there was no known link between the arrested teens and the other victims.

However, just before 1am, emergency services responded to reports of a stabbing on Cook St, Turrella - just around the corner - where they found a 25-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds to her arms, face, neck and shoulders.

The teenagers faced a children's court in the ACT on Saturday, where the task force and homicide squad officers secured the pair's extradition to NSW.

Another man was also bashed with a tyre iron in an aggravated break and enter, while yet another was hit with a beer bottle in a nearby park.

"Our investigation into these matters will continue, but it doesn't need to be said it doesn't get more serious than this - an absolute horrific series of events", he said.

The pair were arrested after the second stabbing in a Queanbeyan street on Friday morning, following a police chase that ended in the ACT.

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A NSW police spokeswoman told news.com.au the incidents were being investigated by the Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCCT).

"The involvement in this crime of two males, two youths, teenagers, is a shocking matter and one that underlines numerous concerns we have raised in this field".

Two teenagers have been arrested following an overnight crime spree, including allegedly stabbing a NSW service station attendee to death.

The alleged offenders had to "smash their way out" of the front windows to escape, he said.

'It's an absolutely horrific series of events, and we'd just like to reassure everybody that there are two people that we believe are involved, and both of those people are now in custody'.

Alan Webber, the owner of the Caltex store where the fatal stabbing took place, said he was shocked by the crime and "sincerely and desperately sorry" for the families involved.

Police said the rampage started with an attempted robbery at a store in Oaks Estate around 8.10pm on Thursday.

"I used to go here all the time, the staff were all really wonderful", a local said.

Another added: "This is so incredibly sad".

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