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Gang arrest over car theft, robbery

A QUICK response from Campsie police has led to the arrest of seven men over an alleged street robbery and car theft in Lakemba in the early hours of Sunday morning.

About 1am, three men – two aged 24 and one aged 31 – were walking towards their vehicle on Railway Parade when they were surrounded by a group of males. The men allegedly demanded property and assaulted them before stealing a mobile phone, keys and ear pods.

Two of them allegedly stole a Suzuki Swift belonging to one of the men, driving it from the scene.

Police were called and responded immediately, arresting seven males nearby, while the Suzuki was recovered nearby on Bellevue Avenue.

The three men who were robbed received minor injuries; however, didn’t require medical treatment at the time.

The seven men who were arrested – aged 21, 20, two aged 19, two aged 18, and one aged 15 – were all taken to Campsie Police Station and charged.

A 21-year-old man has been charged with robbery in company, assault police, and resist arrest, a 19-year-old man has been charged with robbery in company, and be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner and the other five were all charged with robbery in company.

Paramedic assault

A MAN allegedly assaulted an Ambulance paramedic at Bankstown Hospital while waiting for assessment last Wednesday night.

About 9.45pm, police attended a home on Carinya Road, Picnic Point, following reports of a concern for welfare.

At the home, they spoke with a 26-year-old man and as a result, that man was taken to Bankstown Hospital for an assessment.

While waiting at the hospital, the man allegedly punched a female paramedic in the face. The woman suffered bruising to her eye and was treated.

The man was assessed at hospital then released into the custody of police. He was charged with obstruct or hinder ambulance officer by act of violence and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Three-car collision

A MAN was arrested after fleeing the scene of a multi-vehicle crash in Roselands last Friday.

Emergency services were called to Canterbury Road, near Ernest Street, Roselands, at 3.30am following reports three cars had collided.

The driver of a Land Rover, and sole occupant, fled the scene after allegedly crashing into a fence of a home, causing the car to flip.

The driver of the second vehicle was treated at the scene and was taken to Bankstown Hospital for minor injuries.

The driver of the third vehicle was uninjured.

Police arrested a man nearby and he was taken to Canterbury Hospital for mandatory testing.

With inquiries continuing, police urge anyone with information to come forward.

Robbed nail salon

A MAN has been charged after he allegedly stole money from a nail salon in Bankstown earlier this month.

About 3.50pm on Saturday, June 8, a 22-year-old male from Greenacre entered a nail salon on Greenfield Parade, where he allegedly pushed a staff member and opened the cash register stealing cash.

Police said the man was followed by witnesses to Bankstown Central shopping centre where he picked up a wet floor sign and threw it at a witness.

The following day he handed himself into Bankstown Police Station, and he was charged with robbery and using an offensive weapon with intent to commit indictable offence.

Bust drug deal in act

POLICE patrolling Helen Street in Sefton, allegedly observed a drug deal occur between two men on Saturday, June 8.

Police said when they approached one of the males, he ran off, but was stopped in a nearby street.

A search allegedly revealed an amount of green vegetable matter and cash.

The 24-year-old male from Regents Park was charged with supplying a prohibited drug and dealing with proceeds of crime.

Digital driver licence

THE 2019-20 NSW Budget will put technology front and centre with drivers able to opt-in to use a NSW Digital Driver Licence (DDL) in the coming months, as the technology is rolled out state-wide.

More than 14,000 drivers are already using the technology, available via the Service NSW app, with successful trials underway in Dubbo, Albury and Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

Participants who opt-in can use their DDL, accessible on a mobile phone, for proof of identity and proof of age to gain entry into pubs and clubs as well for roadside police checks in the trial areas.