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Man charged with theft, kidnapping

A MAN has been charged with armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping in Punchbowl earlier this year.

A MAN has been charged with armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping in Punchbowl earlier this year.

On Friday, February 22, about 2pm, a 33-year-old man was contacted via an online marketplace, by a person wanting to sell a new laptop.

The men agreed to meet at an apartment on Dudley Street, Punchbowl, where the seller allegedly held the man against his will, threatened him with a knife, demanding money and his car keys.

After allegedly stealing money from the vehicle, the seller left the scene.

After extensive enquiries, Campsie detectives arrested and charged a 39-year-old man last Thursday.

Assaulted, robbed

TWO men have been charged after an alleged armed robbery in Campsie last month.

A 26-year-old man got off a train at Campsie on Sunday, July 21, about 12am and was followed by two unknown men onto North Parade, where one of them allegedly threatened him with a knife and demanded his wallet.

Police said the two men, aged 22 and 18, searched the man and took his phone, keys and cigarettes.

They then allegedly assaulted the man before demanding that he take them to his car and an ATM to obtain more cash.

The 26-year-old managed to escape and headed to Campsie Police Station to report the matter.

Following police investigations and a review of CCTV vision of the area, one of the men (aged 18) was identified and later charged by Bankstown detectives after allegedly committing a similar robbery.

Early last Thursday morning, police executed a search warrant at a Belfield unit, where they seized a number of items which will be forensically examined and arrested the 22-year-old.

Both men have been charged with robbery while armed with an offensive weapon and detaining a person in company with intentions to obtain advantage.

Drugs found in raid

BANKSTOWN detectives allegedly found bags of white powder believed to be cocaine while carrying out a search warrant at home in Church Road, Yagoona, last Thursday afternoon.

A 27-year-old man from Lalor Park found within the house, was also searched and police allegedly found resealable plastic bags with white powder, cash and two mobile phones.

He was charged with knowingly directing activities of criminal group, supplying a prohibited drug, supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis and knowingly dealing with proceeds of crime.

Woman on charges

POLICE charged a woman from Malabar after she allegedly attacked her partner causing him injuries, scratches and bleeding to his face.

On Thursday, August 8, police were called to an address in Egan St, Bankstown, due to a domestic incident. When police arrived, they found the woman well intoxicated and when they tried to arrest her, she allegedly began thrashing and shouting at them.

The 52-year-old has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and resist/hinder police.

Arrest over larceny

A 36-year-old man from Condell Park, has been charged after he entered a warehouse on Chisholm Road, Sefton, on August 8 and stole tools and clothing.

He was later identified by CCTV footage and arrested at his home last Wednesday, where police allegedly located the stolen items. Police also searched and allegedly located a substance believed to be prohibited drugs.

He has been charged with larceny and possessing a prohibited drug.

Crackdown on gun licence holders

THE NSW Firearms Registry will now have stronger ties with police operations and the criminal or anti-social behaviour of licence holders to ensure firearms don’t fall into dangerous hands, following a suite of modifications by the NSW Government.

The Registry workforce will also see an increase in new police officers and training to focus on initiating the seizure of firearms and licence suspensions as well as revocations in appropriate situations. This will enable it to better align the regulatory and operational arms of the NSW Police Force and enhance collaboration and information sharing in significant policing matters.

NSW Police Force Commissioner Mick Fuller said the changes would ensure consistent adjudication for community safety and legitimate firearm users.

“Firearms compliance and regulation is a critical issue for NSW Police Force. Clearly, we must have robust and thorough processes in place when it comes to the scrutiny and monitoring of people with firearms licences as well as enforcement of breaches of the legislation,” Commissioner Fuller said.