St. George Local Area Command
Four Teens Face Further Charges Following Spate Of Robberies – St. George LAC
Police have laid further charges against a group of teenagers allegedly involved in a spate of robberies in the St. George area last week.
About 4 am on Sunday (10 January) Police from St. George Proactive Crime Unit were patrolling the Kogarah area following a number of robbery offences in the vicinity of the railway station when they stopped a silver coloured Toyota Rav4 in Queen Victoria Street.
Police will allege all five occupants of the vehicle had just robbed a couple before running to the car were they were arrested and taken to St. George Police Station. They were all charged with robbery with aggravation.
- An 18-year-old man from Bankstown
- An 18-year-old man from Condell Park
- An 16-year-old boy from Chester Hill
- An 15-year-old boy from Yagoona
- An 14-year-old boy from Chester Hill
Yesterday the two men appeared at Kogarah Local Court while the teens appeared at Parramatta Children’s Court respectively.
Following investigations by Police from St. George Local Area Command into the robberies, detectives yesterday laid further charges against the two 18-year-old men and 15 and 16-year-old boys.
- Both 18-year-olds charged and refused bail on seven counts of robbery in company, two counts of aggravated assault with intent to rob and one count of robbery armed with an offensive weapon, to appear at Central Local Court on 25 January.
- The 15 and 16-year-old boys charged and refused bail on six counts of robbery in company, two counts of aggravated assault with intent to rob and one count of robbery armed with offensive weapon, to appear at Parramatta Children’s Court today.
Police will allege the robberies occurred in the early hours of the morning, between Thursday 7 January and Sunday 10 January in the areas of:
- Percival Street, Carlton,
- Railway Parade, Kogarah,
- Queen Victoria Street, Kogarah,
- Railway Street, Kogarah,
- Paine Street, Kogarah,
- Wallace Street, Bexley,
- Carlton Parade, Carlton,
- Watkin Street, Rockdale.
It is further alleged the group approached their victims and demanded money with some being assaulted and having cash and personal items stolen from them in what Police have described as opportunistic crimes.
Police have said this is a timely reminder for people to remain vigilant about their own personal safety, keep their belongings securely on their person, walk in well lit areas and where possible walk in groups.
Anyone who feels unsafe, or is approached and harassed by strangers while walking to and from home is urged to contact Police via Triple Zero (000).