POLICE | Minibus has a head-on, man sought for police help, knifepoint hold-up for shoes, and other news of the week

CAN YOU HELP: About 1.30am on May 3, the Serbian Club at Middleton Grange was broken into and property taken. Police are seeking the public's help to identify this man who may be able to help with inquiries. Any information to Liverpool proactive investigations unit, 96071735. Picture: NSW Police
CAN YOU HELP: About 1.30am on May 3, the Serbian Club at Middleton Grange was broken into and property taken. Police are seeking the public's help to identify this man who may be able to help with inquiries. Any information to Liverpool proactive investigations unit, 96071735. Picture: NSW Police

About 8.30pm on April 29, a minibus carrying 13 US tourists was travelling along Greenway Drive at HoxtonPark. As the driver entered the Cowpasture Road intersection intending to go straight through, a Toyota Camry turned right from Kurrajong Road onto Cowpasture Road. The vehicles hit head-on. Some passengers in the minibus were thrown about the bus, getting minor injuries. Emergency Services including four ambulances arrived and paramedics checked the passengers. It was found the Camry driver's licence was suspended. He was given a court-attendance notice to be in Liverpool court on May 29. Further investigations into the cause of the accident continue.

  • Any witnesses to contact Liverpool highway-patrol officers at Green Valley police station.

No licence, no car, so took one

About 10.15am on May 2, Liverpool police were patrolling the CBD and while on Bathurst Street saw a Blue Nissan Pulsar with handwritten registration plates. Checks indicated the written registration did not belong to a Nissan. The car was stopped and the female driver, a Miller woman, 33, was spoken to. After further inquiries, police identified the correct registration. The owner was contacted and said the car had been stolen from Collimore Avenue the night before. The woman, who was unlicensed, was arrested and taken to Liverpool police station. She was charged for being unlicensed, having a fake numberplate, having goods in custody and driving a car taken without permission. She was conditionally bailed to be in Liverpool court tomorrow.

Knifepoint hold-up for shoes

About 9.30pm on May 12, a man, 19, walking along Swansea Place at WestHoxton saw a small white Yaris following him. Soon after, it stopped and a man described as Islander in appearance, about 175 centimetres tall, of stocky build, bushy eyebrows, wearing a black Hoodie, navy trackpants and a half-face scarf and speaking with a strong accent, approached the man from behind, held a knife to his back and demanded his shoes. Fearing for this safety, he took off his shoes. The offender run to his car and drove away.

  • Information to Liverpool detectives, 9765 9670.

Man barred from Liverpool pub

About 11.45pm on May 3, a CabramattaWest man, 18, tried to enter a Liverpool pub. He was refused due to intoxication. He got abusive then approached a nearby male. He assaulted him without provocation before another male and female intervened. The three bystanders left in different directions. Security staff called police who arrived and found the male in the middle of the road, shirtless. He ran but was caught. Witnesses spoke to police. He was arrested, taken to Liverpool police station, charged with affray and conditionally bailed to be in Liverpool court on May 15.

  • Information to Liverpool police.

Man, 56, touches child at shops

About 12.45pm on May 4, Liverpool police were called to Westfield Shopping Centre in relation to a male alleged to have unlawfully touched a child. Security staff told police the male was seen to touch a girl inappropriately which was witnessed by a bystander who notified security. Police were told of the location of the male. Police spoke to and arrested a Liverpool man, 56, for the offence. He was taken to Liverpool police station and charged with touching a child under 16. He's due in Liverpool court on May 29.

No fire, but plants found

About 11pm last Friday, Fire & Rescue were called to a home on Ardno Street at Busby over a possible house fire. Fire officers arrived and found the house converted for a hydroponic plantation and there was no fire. Liverpool police arrived and guarded the premises. Next day, they found 146 plants of varying heights. They seized the plants and tools. No one was home. Investigations continue.

Taser used, but no one hurt

About 7.15am on May 11, two men went to a shopping centre at Casula and produced a taser. One offender struck a person in the arm with the taser with little effect. The two men then took money from a business before jumping on a motorbike and riding away. The victim was not injured and required no medical attention.

  • Information to Liverpool detectives.

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