Eastwood Local Area Command
Victor P Taffa
About 3.30 am on Friday 13th August 2010, a 61 yr old male bus driver was driving a Night Rider bus from Strathfield to Hornsby. When the bus stopped on East Parade, Eastwood a male person entered the bus, pushing past a number of people who were getting off.
The bus driver spoke to the male person about his behaviour and also about payment of the fare. The male person who appeared to be well affected by liquor or drugs then went and sat towards the rear of the bus. The male person has then exited the bus at the bus stop on Beecroft Road near Epping Road, Epping.
As he walked off the bus the male person has leant back and kicked the ticket machine whilst yelling abuse at the bus driver. As he stood on the footpath the male person has removed a large kitchen knife from his pants and pointed it at the bus driver. The male entered the bus again and held the knife about one metre from the bus driver causing him to fear for his safety. During this time the male person continued yelling at the bus driver. The male person then ran across Beecroft Road towards Epping Road.
The male person is described as being 175 cm tall, slim build, olive skin, dark short hair, wearing a dark hooded jumper and dark track pants with a white stripe down the side.
If anyone has information or witnessed this offence, please call Eastwood Police Station on 9858 9299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.