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Started blaze on train

A MAN, 27, was on a train at Revesby Station last Tuesday when he started a small fire within the carriage at the emergency door handle.

A station manager put out the fire. The male then attempted to set fire to signage on the platform. He was charged with Stalk/intimidating intending fear physical harm (personal), Damage property by fire/explosion, Wilfully damage public passenger vehicle or train and Destroy or damage property. He was bail refused and the matter will go before the courts on April 23.

Robbed elderly man  

AN elderly resident had just withdrawn money from an ATM at Sherlock Avenue, Panania, on April 4, and was walking back to his car, when a 29-year-old male from Panania barged into the victim and snatched the money from his hand. A description was obtained and the offender later identified and was charged by police with Stealing from the person value less than $2,000. He was refused bail and the matter is next before Bankstown Court on May 14.

Drunk and driving

A MAN has been charged with high-range drink driving after a single-vehicle crash in Sydney’s south-west on Sunday night. About 10.40pm, emergency services were called to a crash on Chester Hill Road, Chester Hill. Officers from Bankstown Police Area Command attended and located a car which had collided with a pole. A 21-year-old man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor lacerations, however did not require hospitalisation. He was subject to a Roadside Breath Test which returned a positive result, before being arrested and taken to Bankstown Police Station, where he was subject to a breath analysis which returned a reading of 0.169. He was charged with high-range PCA, and granted conditional bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court on May 8.

String of robberies

A man will appear in court after being arrested and charged with several break, enter and steal offences across Sydney. Since July 2017, police have been searching for a man in relation to several break, enter and steal offences allegedly committed at Picnic Point, Kingsgrove, Canterbury and Beverley Hills. Investigators searched for a silver Mercedes sedan that was stolen earlier this year and located the vehicle on April 11 in Punchbowl. Following further inquiries, a 44-year-old man was arrested on Friday 12 as he entered the vehicle. The Mercedes was seized for further examination along with a number of items located in the vehicle. About 4.20pm on Friday, investigators executed a search warrant at a home unit in Rossmore Avenue at Punchbowl. Investigators seized numerous items of property including, mobile phones, gold watches, jewellery and cameras which are believed to be the proceeds of break and enter offences. The man was conveyed to Bankstown Police Station and was charged with aggravated break, enter & steal (x3) and an outstanding warrant. The man was refused bail and is before the courts.