Mount Druitt Local Area Command
Youths Sought Over Five Robberies – Western Sydney
Mt. Druitt Detectives are appealing for public assistance to identify three youths believed responsible for a string of robberies and assaults in Western Sydney yesterday.
- The first incident happened about 2pm when an 18-year-old Oakhurst man was on the Eastern Road ramp, adjacent to the M7, at Rooty Hill when he was punched and robbed of his MP3 player by three youths riding a white trail bike;
- At 3.50pm a 67-year-old woman was walking along Chisholm Street in Quakers Hills when her handbag was stolen by three youths on a trail bike;
- At 4.30pm a 12-year-old boy was punched in the back of the head and had his mobile phone stolen by three youths on a trail bike;
- At 4.35pm a 19-year-old woman was walking along Golding Drive at Glendenning when three youths rode past on a trail bike and dragged her handbag from her shoulder. She sustained a sore right arm from the incident;
- At 4.50pm a 21-year-old man was walking along Winten Drive in Glendenning when he was threatened by three youths who punched him in the face before stealing his MP4 player.
Following the reports extensive searches of the Mt. Druitt and Quakers Hill areas were conducted involving Police patrols, and Dog unit without success.
Strike Force Seller has been formed to investigate these events and comprises detectives from Mt. Druitt Local Area Command.
Anyone with information about any or all of these offences, or who knows the identity of the offenders, is urged to contact Mt. Druitt Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Detectives remind the community that callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous.
Callers who provide information which leads to an arrest may be eligible for rewards of up to $1,000.