Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying people believed to be involved in assaults and robberies across the metropolitan area this morning, NSW Police say.
The first incident occurred about 2.25am when a 39-year-old man was approached by three males in Anderson Street, Parramatta, then hit in the head, knocking him to the ground.
The man’s laptop, watch, mobile phone and personal items were stolen before the group left in a white Ford Focus 2008-model hatchback. The man attended Parramatta Police Station to report the incident. The man sustained a cut over his eyebrow.
About 3.10am tomorrow, two women and a man were approached by a group of males on Park Street, between Elizabeth and College Streets, Sydney.
Police from Sydney City Local Area Command were told they were robbed of handbags, mobile phones and passports after they were threatened by the group.
The three people from the Park Street incident are at currently at Day Street Police Station speaking with detectives.
The next incident is believed to have happened about 3.20am in Elizabeth Street near Cleveland Street, Surry Hills, when a man from Germany was hit in the face with a weapon. It’s believed he was robbed.
The man – believed to be aged in his 20s – was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital where he is reported to be in a stable condition with serious facial injuries.
He is yet to be interviewed by detectives from Surry Hills Local Area Command.
About 3.25am an employee at a convenience store in Glebe Point Road, Glebe, was threatened by three males – armed with a machete and a hammer – threatened the attendant and stole cash and cigarettes then fled. The attendant was not injured.
A description of a vehicle believed to be involved in all three incidents was circulated and a short time later, the 2008-model white Ford Focus was seen on Parramatta Road by general duties officers attached to Sydney City LAC.
They initiated a pursuit; however, it was terminated at Homebush West because of safety concerns when the car ran several red lights and reached speeds of up to 130km/h.
Police have urged anyone seeing this vehicle to call Triple Zero (000) immediately and not approach the vehicle.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers.