Eastwood Local Area Command
About 12.20pm on Tuesday 20th October 2009, a 45 year old male person from Pyrmont entered a retail store within the Macquarie Shopping Centre.
At this time the male person had an empty shopping trolley with him and was in the company of two unknown females. A store Loss Prevention Officer observed the females to place a number kitchen items including cutlery sets into the trolley.
The total value of these items was almost $3,000. The male person then wheeled the shopping trolley towards the car park without making any attempt to pay for the items. He was detained by the Loss Prevention Officer and returned to the security office. Police attended the store and arrested the male.
He was taken to Ryde Police Station and charged with shoplifting. The male person was granted conditional bail to appear at Hornsby Local Court on the 4th November 2009.
If anyone has information or witnessed this offence, please call Eastwood Police Station on 9858 9299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.