Police in brief: Armed men rob Prestons fast food restaurant

Armed men rob Prestons fast food restaurant

Police are asking for witnesses to come forward after the armed robbery of a restaurant in Prestons, last night.

At about 7.40pm on Tuesday August 12, two teen-aged employees were working at a fast food shop on Hoxton Park Road.

Two men armed with knives entered the shop and threatened the employees.

One of the employees, a 16-year-old girl, gave one of the men cash.

The second employee, a 19-year-old male, refused to give cash to the other armed man.

Both men ran from the shop and police were notified.Investigators are now seeking the assistance of two men who may be able to assist them.

One was described as Caucasian in appearance, aged in his 20s, with a large build, between 170 and 180 centimetres tall and was wearing a black hooded jacket and black pants.

The other man was described as Caucasian in appearance, with a slim build, aged in his late 20s, with thick eyebrows, short dark blond hair, missing front teeth and wearing a black hooded jumper and dark pants.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Man found with stab wound after car accident

A 32-year-old man who’s car recently collided with a concrete barrier at Casula, stabbed himself moments before the accident.

At about 2.45am on Saturday August 9, the Doonside man was driving a BMW car along the M5 at Casula when the accident occurred.

Paramedics found that the man had a stab wound to his abdomen when they were removing him from the vehicle.

Police said they searched the vehicle and found a knife wedged between the console and the driver’s seat.

Further inquiries are being made, however police believe man suffered from depression and that the wound and the collision were attempts of self harm.

Police said they would not take action against the driver in regards to the collision.

The mans injuries were not life-threatening.

Police ensure safe return home for dementia sufferers

As part of the NSW Police Missing Persons Week, Liverpool Police say there are 17 residents with dementia living in the local area.

Police said residents with dementia had presented problems to officers in the past when they have wandered away from their home.

To ensure a person’s safe return, the NSW Police and Alzheimer’s Australia launched the Safely Home Program in 2003. 

Under the program, a sufferer of the illness would be registered with Alzheimer’s Australia and placed on a database.

The patient is also allocated a bracelet with an identification number so they could be identified through the database and returned home.

If a member of the community locates a person, they can contact NSWPF Missing Person unit, 1800 025 091. 

Details: fightdementia.org.au.