POLICE NEWS | Four armed robberies, and other police news

An Ashcroft man has been charged with a series of armed robberies at Prestons, Eastern Creek, Kemps Creek and Liverpool earlier this month. Christopher Child, 24, was arrested on Wilson Road at Green Valley about 11.30am last Wednesday. He appeared in Liverpool court last Friday, charged with three counts of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of firing a gun in public, police pursuit (Skye’s Law) and speeding by more than 45km/h. Charges relate to four armed robberies earlier this month, including three in six hours.

In the first, a man allegedly fired shots and threatened staff at Bunnings Prestons at 9pm on November 8. He left empty-handed. Five hours later, at 2.30am on November 9, police believe the same man threatened staff with a gun at a service station on Wallgrove Road at Eastern Creek. He took cash and cigarettes before allegedly speeding away in a silver Mitsubishi Evolution matching the description of the car in the earlier attempted robbery.

Soon after, staff at another service station on Elizabeth Drive at Kemps Creek were allegedly threatened by an armed man who took cash and cigarettes. Police believe the same man was responsible for all three incidents and a fourth at a Liverpool service station about 3am on November 10. An armed man allegedly threatened staff and took cash and cigarettes then ran away. Police tried to stop a silver Mitsubishi Evolution on Maxwells Avenue at Sadleir about 10.20pm on November 15. The driver failed to stop and officers pursued until the Evolution crashed into a Highway Patrol car. The driver ran away and couldn’t be found. Strike Force Adderstone detectives arrested Mr Child at Green Valley last Thursday. He was denied bail in Liverpool court next day and is due in Campbelltown court on January 31.

In hospital after a dog attacked

A woman, 78, has been hospitalised after a dog attack on Monday. Just after 5pm emergency services were called to a property on Greendale Road at Greendale following reports the woman had been attacked by several dogs. Green Valley police found her with serious injuries to her arms, legs and back. Officers were told she had been attacked by three of her dogs after she came to the aid of her fourth dog, which was fatally attacked. She was treated at the scene before being taken to Liverpool Hospital in a serious condition. The dogs were secured in kennels and were due to be collected by Liverpool Council rangers yesterday morning.

Teen airlifted after crash

Police are investigating a car crash at the weekend, resulting in two teenagers suffering serious injuries, with one airlifted to Liverpool Hospital. Emergency services were called to Silverdale Road at Wollondilly just after 4.30pm on Saturday following reports a Subaru had veered off the road and hit a power pole. The driver and his passenger, both 19, were trapped in the car before being freed by Fire & Rescue with help from the Rural Fire Service. Both teenagers were treated at the scene by paramedics before one  was airlifted to Liverpool Hospital and the second, who suffered a broken leg, a broken pelvis and lacerations, was taken to the same hospital by ambulance. South West Sydney Local Health District have confirmed both remain in a stable condition. St Marys officers established a crime scene and started an investigation with help from the Crash Investigation Unit.

  • Any information to Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000.

Disqualified driver to 2020

At 4.15pm on Sunday, November 26, Cabramatta police stopped a Canley Heights man, 28, on Westacott Lane at Canley Vale riding an unregistered motorised mountainbike powered by an attached engine. Checks revealed he was disqualified from holding a driver’s licence until November 2020. He was charged with disqualified driving and is due in Liverpool court on December 18.

High-range drink-driving

At 1;15am on Sunday, Cabramatta police stopped a vehicle on Hill Street at Cabramatta. The driver recorded a positive breath test. Breath analysis recorded a reading of 0.187. The Cabramatta man, 55, was charged with high-range drink-driving and is due in Liverpool court on December 18. His licence was suspended immediately.

Break and enter at Cabramatta

Cabramatta police are investigating a break-in at a business on Park Road at Cabramatta on Friday evening, The front door was apparently forced open and some money stolen. Security video is being reviewed,

  • Any information to Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000.