POLICE ROUND-UP | Miller supermarket robbed at gunpoint, Telco damage and EFTPOS fraud, disqualified driver crashes, and other police news of the week

Generic image. Picture: NSW Police
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Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Miller supermarket last week. About 7pm last Friday, July 5, a man entered a shopping complex on Cartwright Avenue. He then threatened the supermarket security guard and another employee with a gun, demanding money, before running away with the cash.

Liverpool police officers and the dog squad arrived and began inquiries. The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 180 to 185 centimetres tall and in his early 20s.

At the time of the robbery he was seen wearing a balaclava, an orange-and-blue fluoro jacket, long dark pants and black sneakers.

He had a dark sports bag. Staff were not injured. Investigations are continuing. Any information or dash-cam vision to Liverpool police station, 9765 9499.

Telco damage, EFTPOS fraud

A Wollongong man, 24, has been arrested at Liverpool and charged with 30 damage offences covering the South-West and Illawarra. In April, police identified incidents across Liverpool, Wollongong and Lake Illawarra relating to telco damage. Police say he cut cables, immobilising EFTPOS facilities in neighbouring businesses. He made fraudulent purchases while the EFTPOS was offline. Lake Illawarra police arrested the man, 24, at Liverpool on Tuesday last week. He was charged with 30 offences, including intentionally and recklessly damaging property, tampering with a communications facility to hinder operation and dishonestly obtaining property. Bail refused.

He's due in Wollongong court on August 20. Police inquiries are continuing.

A disqualified driver in crash

A disqualified driver has been charged after a crash at Liverpool on Saturday morning. About 6.45am, emergency services were called to Newbridge Road after reports of a crash. Police were told a white Holden Rodeo ute hit a Toyota Hiace while travelling east across Newbridge Bridge before leaving the road, crashing through a fence and into a tree down an embankment. The male Holden driver, 22, was taken to Liverpool hospital with minor injuries and for mandatory testing. His passenger, a man, 21, was also taken to Liverpool hospital, with severe cuts on his hand and a tooth having being knocked out. No one else was injured. The driver was later taken to Liverpool police station where he was charged with negligent driving causing serious physical harm (first offence), negligent driving but not causing death or physical harm and disqualified driving (first offence). He was refused bail to be in Parramatta bail court next day.

High-range drink-driving at 2.15pm

A VoyagerPoint man, 39, is due in court next month after being detected while driving at LucasHeights with an alleged blood-alcohol reading of 0.262. About 2.15pm last Friday, July 5, Sutherland highway-patrol officers stopped the driver of a Red Honda Jazz who was detected travelling at 95km/h on Heathcote Road. That section of Heathcote Road has a signposted speed limit of 70km/h. The car was stopped and police spoke to the Voyager Point man driving. A roadside breath-test returned a positive result and subsequent breath analysis returned an alleged reading of 0.262. His licence was suspended and he was given an infringement notice for speeding by more than 20km/h. He was charged with high-range PCA and is due in Sutherland court on August 15.

Learner rider, 17, is in hospital

A teenaged learner rider was taken to Liverpool hospital after crashing his motorbike at Georges Hall overnight. The boy, 17, was riding his motorcycle east on Marion Street shortly after midnight when he struck a traffic island and crashed. He had serious but not life-threatening injuries. He was treated at the scene then taken to Liverpool hospital where he's stable. Bankstown police attended and began inquiries.