Police have arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with two robberies in Blacktown last week.
Police said he was picked up in Hebersham and charged with robbing an 84-year-old man at David Lane at 11.30pm last Monday and a 53-year-old man in a car park at Boyd Street at midnight last Tuesday.
Police said the boy and his accomplices assaulted the two men before robbing them of their phones and cash.
Police are also hunting for two men, one armed with a large knife, who held up a fast food outlet owner in a shopping centre at Woodcroft last Wednesday.
The incident took place at 10pm when the owner of the outlet was closing his shop for the night.
They took cash from the register before leaving the area.
The men are described as being of Caucasian appearance, 18, one is 190cm tall, thin build wearing a black hooded top, black pants, black shoes and had a black “scream mask” over his face.
The other is described as about 160–170 cm tall, medium build wearing a white hooded top, black pants, white shoes and a black mask.
Bush, building set alight
Firebugs struck again in Blacktown last week despite several warnings given by police and Fire and Rescue Services officers.
Police said in the first incident a resident called the fire brigade after he noticed a bushfire off Doonside Crescent, Doonside at about 3.35pm last Monday.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze and there was no damage to nearby properties.
It’s believed the fire was deliberately lit.
In the second incident at 5.30pm last Friday a shed at the rear of a single-storey unit complex at Orwell Street, Blacktown was set alight.
In the third incident at 10.05pm last Saturday someone entered a house under construction in Pollack Street, Blacktown and set fire to the lounge room area.
Neighbours heard a loud explosion and called police and Fire and Rescue Services.
Cars were stolen
A 27-year-old Winston Hill man was arrested last Tuesday and charged with stealing 22 cars in Blacktown and the Central Coast.
A Blacktown police spokesman said they had been looking for him for several weeks.
Armed with knife
Police arrested a 30-year-old man armed with a large knife after a stand-off in Blacktown last Wednesday.
Police said at about 10pm they were called to McClean Street where they found a Blacktown man armed with a large knife.
After negotiations the man released the knife and was arrested without incident or injury to any person.
He was then taken to Blacktown hospital for observation and treatment.
Grievous bodily harm
Police found a 30-year-old man unconscious in the car park of a housing unit at Second Avenue, Blacktown last Tuesday at about 3.20am.
The man had also suffered injuries to his left eye.
Goods in custody
A 24-year-old woman was charged with having stolen goods and the possession of drugs in Lalor Park last Tuesday.
Police officers patrolling the area spoke to her after finding her in possession of suspected stolen goods at 2.30pm.
A search revealed drugs and she was arrested and charged.
Security guards attacked
Police arrested five women and a man for attacking security guards in a shopping centre in Blacktown last Wednesday.
Police said the incident occurred when security guards were trying to detain them for suspected drug offences at around 1.45pm.
They were charged with several offences including assault, affray, breach bail and drug matters.
Police have arrested a man after several cars were damaged and rubbish dumped in the car park of an apartment block in Blacktown last Thursday.
Police allege he was with several people who removed number plates from nine cars and threw rubbish in the car park at First Avenue between 1am and 1.30am.
A 38-year-old Blacktown man was arrested after a resident called police after seeing him lurking around cars at Lander Street on the same day.
Police found him in possession of three mobile phones, two kitchen knives and some tools.
He was charged with having stolen goods, possession of a knife and tool for breaking into a car.
Anyone with information about any of these the cases should call Blacktown police on 96719199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 0r use the Crime Stoppers page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.
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