Fifth person charged over involvement in graffiti damage worth almost $75,000 in Sydney Rail

A fifth person has been charged over his alleged involvement in a spate of graffiti attacks that caused damage at train stations across Sydney and the Central Coast.

In September 2020, Strike Force McCarten was established to investigate malicious damage offences involving graffiti at train stations across the Sydney Metropolitan area and Central Coast.

The alleged offences occurred between May 2018 and November 2020 at Central, Newtown, St Peters, Redfern, Maconaldtown, Dulwich Hill, Normanhurst, Mt Kuring–Gai, Point Clare, Gordon and Jindabyne.

Police will allege the cost of the damage was $74,000.

As part of ongoing inquiries, three men – aged 20, 25 and 26 – and an 18-year-old woman were charged last month. They remain before the courts.

Following further investigations, strike force investigators arrested an 18-year-old man at a home at Wamberal, on the Central Coast, about 3.45pm yesterday (Thursday 3 December 2020).

He was taken to Gosford Police Station and charged with shoplifting, destroy/damage property in company

The Wamberal man was granted conditional bail to appear before Gosford Local Court on Thursday 17 December 2020.

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