Alleged serial graffiti vandal arrested by police at Toongabbie

A man has been charged with 85 graffiti-related offences following an investigation into more than $17,000 worth of damage to property.

Officers attached to the Police Transport Command (PTC) North West Transport Action Group, supported by Sydney Trains, commenced investigations into the alleged graffiti offences.

About 7am yesterday (Thursday 22 August 2019), officers attached to the PTC North West Transport Action Group and North West Metro Region Enforcement Squad, executed a search warrant at a residential address on Fitzwilliam Road, Toongabbie.

Police arrested a 36-year-old man who was wanted for 35 incidents across the North West region of Sydney over the last 18 months.

Upon searching the home, police seized a total of 400 spray cans, clothing items used in connection with the alleged offences, keys, cannabis and graffiti sketches.

The man was conveyed to Parramatta Police Station where he was charged with 85 offences, including numerous counts of enter running lines, blacken face with intent, malicious damage (graffiti), possess prohibited drug, trespass and goods in custody.

The man was refused bail and appeared in Parramatta Local Court today (Friday 23 August 2019). He was refused bail and remanded in custody and will reappear on Friday 30 August 2019.

Anyone with information about graffiti related offences or other damage to property, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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