Police charge man over home invasion, kidnapping at Liverpool

A man will face court tomorrow charged with aggravated robbery and kidnapping in two separate incidents earlier this month in Sydney’s southwest.

About 1pm (Tuesday 4 February 2020) a 74-year-old woman was at her residence on Grant Close, Kemps Creek when a man knocked on her door and asked to use the phone.

When the woman offered to dial the number for him, he allegedly entered the residence and demanded cash.

He also allegedly took two gold necklaces and demanded the woman’s car keys before instructing her to get into the car.

The man drove the woman to a number of locations before stopping near Elizabeth Drive, Liverpool and getting out of the car, leaving the keys in the vehicle.

The woman got into the driver’s seat and drove off, before alerting police.

Officers attached to Liverpool City Police Area Command commenced investigations.

In a separate incident, about 12.45pm (Tuesday 11 February 2020), a 60-year-old woman was walking home on Castlereagh Street, Liverpool, when she was allegedly assaulted by a man, suffering a fractured eye socket and other injuries.

The man allegedly grabbed her handbag and ran, before being chased by a member of the public.

The man dropped the bag and fled.

An investigation was initiated by Liverpool City Police Area Command detectives.

About 9.30am today (Sunday 16 February 2020), police arrested a 49-year-old man outside a shopping centre in the Liverpool CBD.

He was taken to Liverpool Police Station where he was charged with aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence/armed robbery and take/detain person with intent to obtain advantage in relation to the incident at Kemps Creeks.

He was also charged with aggravated robbery in relation to the incident at Liverpool.

He was refused bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court tomorrow (Monday 17 February 2020).

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