Operation Colossus targets offences on public transport in north-west Sydney, NSW

Ten people have been arrested and 100 infringements have been issued on the first of a two-day saturation-style operation conducted by transport police in north-west Sydney, NSW Police say.

Day one of Operation Colossus was conducted by the Police Transport & Public Safety Command across the north west Sydney region yesterday (Thursday 20 December 2018), with 60 uniformed and specialist officers deployed on all modes of public transport and at transport hubs to target criminal behaviour and ensure commuter safety.

A 44-year-old man was arrested for a robbery which occurred at Ashfield Railway Station in October. He was taken to Burwood Police Station and was given conditional bail to appear at Burwood Local Court on 17 January 2019.

A 51-year-old woman was issued a caution after she was found in possession of cannabis.

A 41-year-old woman was arrested after she was found in possession of numerous personal identification cards and licences in the name of others. She was issued a Future Court Appearance notice to appear at Blacktown Local Court on 31 January 2019.

A 27-year-old man was arrested in breach of his bail conditions and will appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Friday 21 December 2018).

A 25-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants and was granted bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court on 23 January 2019.

A 20-year-old man was arrested for an outstanding warrant. He was taken to Blacktown Police Station were bail was refused to appear at Blacktown Local Court today (Friday 21 December 2018).

An 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were stopped for acting suspiciously. The 18-year-old man was found in possession of cannabis and was issued a Future Court Appearance notice while the 17-year-old refused to comply with direction and was arrested. He was processed under the youth offenders act.

In addition, 100 infringements were issued, 49 person searches were conducted, and 27 move-on directions were issued.

Day two of Operation Colossus will be conducted today (Friday 21 December 2018) and similar operations are planned to take place on the public transport network in the future.

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