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Hunt trio for alleged machete, baseball attack

A MANHUNT is underway for three people after they allegedly attacked two men with baseball bats and a machete, one at a home in Chester Hill and another at a business in Villawood, last Thursday night.

About 7pm, five unknown males allegedly armed with baseball bats and a machete broke into a house on Judith Street house, where they assaulted a 28-year-old and stole two mobile phones phones before fleeing in a blue Holden Barina hatchback.
Almost three hours later, police were called to a business on Christina Road, Villawood, where a similar alleged attack took place and the 62-year-old business owner was left with with facial injuries, before being taken to hospital.
About 10.30pm, police were patrolling Tangerine Street, Fairfield East, when they attempted to speak with a number of males walking along Jamieson Lane; however, they ran off.
A short time later, a 19-year-old man was located in the rear yard of a premises and charged with aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence-people there, and robbery in company.
Soon after police located a blue Holden Barina hatchback in Malta Street, Fairfield East, and as they approached, two men ran from the vehicle, the driver allegedly carrying a large machete, which he discarded nearby.
The machete and hatchback have been seized for further forensic examination.
Following an extensive search of the area, a 16-year-old boy was located and charged with goods in personal custody suspected being stolen (not motor vehicle), recklessly deal with proceeds of crime, receiving, and possess prohibited drug.
As investigations continue, anyone with information about the incident, is asked to call Bankstown Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.