Eastwood Local Area Command
Victor P Taffa
About 2.50 pm on Wednesday 14th July 2010, a 30 year old male from Penrith attended a retail store within the Macquarie Shopping Centre, Macquarie Park. The male person selected a number of clothing and sporting items and placed them into a zip up bag which he was carrying. The male left the store and upon doing so activated the store security alarms. The male person started running but was pursued by a store security officer. The male person dropped the bag and ran out of the shopping centre.
About 5.15 pm that evening the male person was seen to return to another retail store within the shopping complex. The male stuffed a coat into a bag he was carrying and ran from the store. The store manager gave chase and briefly detained the male before he fled again. With the assistance of security officers the manager was again able to detain the male person. Police attended the location and issued the male with two court attendance notices for shoplifting. He will appear at Ryde Local Court on the 11th August 2010. The total value of the items stolen was in excess of $1,000.
If anyone has information or witnessed this offence, please call Eastwood Police Station on 9858 9299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.