Would-be thief runs into guard


Story appeared in: Torch | July 10th, 2018



AFTER reaching into a cash register and allegedly stealing cash, a would-be thief has run into the path of a security guard at a Bankstown supermarket over the weekend.
The 41-year-old Wiley Park man and a 23-year-old Punchbowl woman were arrested by security guards at the supermarket around 11.45am on Saturday. Bankstown police said after the man stole the money, he ran into the security guard, who stopped and detained him. The woman came to aid of the man without success. The pair have tried to get free. Additional security guards arrived before police arrived to arrest and charge the pair. They were charged with robbery in company and assault.

Ran on unit roof, fell and hid
A MAN has been arrested by police after scaling the roof of a Punchbowl residential unit block, performing a balancing act while running along a brick fence, and crashing through a backyard garden shed over the weekend.
The 40-year-old Greenacre man was reported to police after acting suspiciously in Aster Street about 10.15pm on Saturday night. He had climbed onto the roof of an apartment before neighbours tried to talk him down. When police arrived, he was standing on a brick fence between two residential units. Police also tried to talk him down, before he ran along the top of the fence and fell into a garden shed, crashing through its roof. He was later found by police hiding in the backyard of one of the units and was later charged with entering enclosed land without lawful excuse and destroying property.

Hand in guns without penalty
A STATE-WIDE firearms amnesty will run until the end of September and police are encouraging the public to surrender or register their illegal firearms without penalty. Firearms can be surrendered or registered at Bankstown Gun Shop at 201 Canterbury Road, Bankstown or Condell Park Indoor Firearms Range (call prior to attending) at 2/28 Harley Crescent, Condell Park. A Bankstown police spokesperson said those wishing to surrender a firearm must contact the police station in advance.
Firearms should not be loaded, and should be rendered safe with the bolt removed. The firearm should be placed into a bag or it should be wrapped, and ammunition separated from the firearm.
"Those surrendering a firearm will need to sign a form to confirm they understand they are unconditionally surrendering their firearm and cannot make a claim for it in the future," the spokesperson said.

Pistols, knives, drugs seized
THREE people will face court following an ongoing investigation into illicit drug supply in Sydney.
Strike Force Leabeater was established in March 2018 by detectives to investigative the supply of illicit drugs in the suburbs of the Inner West.
Detectives, with assistance from the South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad and Dog Unit, executed search warrants at homes in Concord West, Strathfield South and Earlwood last Friday.
Police will allege during the searches they located two replica pistols, knives, over $30,000 cash, an amount of MDMA, ecstasy and other items.
A 22-year-old man was arrested at a home in Concord West and taken to Burwood Police Station, a 21-year-old man was arrested at Chatswood Police Station and a 16-year-boy was arrested at Newtown Police Station.
The 22-year-old man was charged with supplying and possessing a prohibited drug, possessing or using a prohibited weapon without permission and possessing an unauthorised firearm.
The 21-year-old man was charged with four counts of supplying a prohibited drug.
The 16-year-old boy was charged with supplying and possessing a prohibited drug, and dealing with the proceeds of crime. Investigations are continuing and officers expect to lay further charges.



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Publication: Torch | Section: news | Author: Mark Kirkland | Story ID: 138576 | Viewcount: 1416

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