Dramatic pursuit arrest

Police searched this property in Padstow as part of their investigations into the shooting murder of Mahmoud 'Mick' Hawi.

Story appeared in: Torch | August 7th, 2018

A TEENAGER has been charged after a police pursuit in Yagoona on Monday.
Shortly before 5.30pm, Bankstown Highway Patrol officers were patrolling suburban streets of Yagoona when they heard a vehicle performing a burn-out.
Moments later a car came out of Warringa Street, allegedly performing a burnout.
Officers activated warning devices and attempted to pull the vehicle over, however it failed to stop.
A pursuit was initiated and officers followed the vehicle through local streets to Heather Street, which was a dead-end.
The car stopped and the driver and two occupants got out of the car and ran.
Police gave chase and arrested the driver, a man aged 18, in Saltash Street, Yagoona.
The two other occupants, aged 19 and 24, were found hiding in the backyard of a home on Heather Street.
The 18-year-old driver was charged with police pursuit - not stop - drive at speed, drive motor vehicle while licence suspended, and negligent driving.
The two passengers were released without charge.

Seize cars over shooting death
A NUMBER of properties, including at Padstow and Beverly Hills, were searched by police as part of ongoing investigations into the shooting murder of Mahmoud 'Mick' Hawi.
As part of ongoing inquiries, strike force detectives, assisted by Strike Force Raptor and the Public Order and Riot Squad, executed six search warrants last Thursday morning.
Just after midday on Thursday, February 15, 2018, emergency services responded after 37-year-old Mahmoud Hawi was shot by an unknown man after getting into his car outside a gym on West Botany Street, Rockdale.
Mr Hawi was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to St George Hospital in a critical condition, where he later died.
Detectives from the State Crime Command's Criminal Groups Squad established Strike Force Amirs to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
Investigators have located vehicles of interest to their investigation, which were seized for forensic examination.

Indecent assault on train arrest
POLICE have charged a man over an alleged indecent assault on a train.
About 5am on Saturday, June 30, a 21-year-old woman boarded the train at Lakemba Railway Station towards Central Railway Station. It will be alleged in court a man boarded the train and sat opposite the woman before he allegedly indecently assaulted her.
Officers from Police Transport and Public Safety Command were notified and commenced an investigation.
Following a successful media appeal, a 31-year-old man was arrested at a property in Padstow last Wednesday morning.
He was charged with common assault, and assault with act of indecency.

Child abuse material charges
A 65-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with possessing child abuse material. Police arrested the man last Thursday afternoon at a home in Picnic Point.

Assaulted in carpark at centre
A MAN was allegedly assaulted in a Bankstown shopping centre car park last Thursday afternoon.
A man and his wife were walking through the car park last Thursday about 3pm when the man started yelling out and became aggressive towards the driver of a motor vehicle which was being reversed.
Police said the man and the driver then argued, before the driver was assaulted.
Shopping centre security intervened and police were called. A 30-year-old male from Bankstown was arrested and charged with affray and common assault.

Home alone, hiding from thieves
TWO children locked themselves in the bathroom of their Punchbowl home while it was allegedly being robbed.
About 10.30am on Tuesday, July 31, police were called to an address in James Street, Punchbowl, for a report of a break and enter.
The children, aged 9 and 13, were at home at the time of the alleged break in and locked themselves in a bathroom.
Police arrested two men nearby in a parked motor vehicle.
A 23-year-old from Punchbowl was charged with break and enter dwelling, enter inclosed land not premises without lawful excuse and a 30-year-old male from Condell Park.

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Publication: Torch | Section: News | Author: Mark Kirkland | Story ID: 139276 | Viewcount: 239