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Woman charged over cyclist death

A LIDCOMBE woman has been charged after a man was killed in an alleged hit and run crash at Lidcombe last week.
Emergency services were called to the intersection of Harry Avenue and Maud Street about 4.45pm last Tuesday, after a cyclist had been hit by a car.
The cyclist, a 66-year-old Neutral Bay man, died at the scene.
The car – now identified as a Toyota Corolla – allegedly failed to stop after the crash.
Auburn Police with the assistance of the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit commenced inquiries.
Just before 3.30pm last Friday, a 47-year-old woman was arrested after attending Auburn Police Station.
She has been charged with failing to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing death, dangerous driving occasioning death-drive manner dangerous, and negligent driving (occasioning death).

Teen arrest for robbery
A 15-YEAR-OLD boy has been charged after a series of distraction-style robberies in two stores in Merrylands and Auburn.
Just after 3pm on Friday, April 12, a group of teenagers entered a telecommunications store at Casula and were looking at mobile phones and watches on display.
A short time later, the teens were asked to leave the store by staff members after multiple members of the group began pulling on items, which were attached to the display table by a security cable.
The group initially ignored the direction but were eventually ushered from the store.
Police have been told one male teenager stole a watch and another male teenager attempted to steal a mobile phone but dropped it as he left.
CCTV depicts the second teenager knocking over an 81-year-old woman as he runs from the shopping centre.
The woman was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital for treatment to a fractured pelvis.
Further robberies occurred on Monday, April 22, where a 26-year-old man was robbed by a male outside Auburn Railway Station, and on Thursday, May 2, three laptops were stolen from an electronics store at a shopping centre Merrylands.
A 15-year-old boy was arrested last Thursday morning and charged with two counts of robbery in company, recklessly causing grievous bodily harm, resisting arrest, and larceny, in relation to these three separate incidents.
He was refused bail to reappear May 16.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

Charged after citizen arrest
A CITIZEN’S arrest after the alleged armed robbery of a Granville grocery store has seen a man charged.
About 7pm last Monday, police were called to a pharmacy on South Street, after reports of an armed robbery.
Police will allege a man entered a grocery store on Good Street, and threatened the attendant with a vape-pen, which he posed as a firearm.
He allegedly took cash from the register and ran from the store, with a witness from a nearby store pursuing him on foot.
Police said the man then entered a pharmacy on South Street, threatening attendants and demanding money.
Several members of the public confronted the man and forced him out of the store where he was restrained.
Police arrived shortly after and arrested the 24-year-old man, who was charged with armed robbery and attempted armed robbery.