Police charge teens over Metro robberies – Hills District

Charges have been laid following investigations into separate robberies in the Hills District earlier this month.

Just after 6.30pm on Thursday 17 December 2020, two 15-year-old boys were allegedly threatened with a knife and robbed by three unknown males at Rouse Hill Metro Station.

The males stole electronic and personal items, before running away.

The boys were not injured during the incidents.

Following inquiries, detectives from The Hills Police Area Command arrested a 15-year-old boy at a home in Stanhope Gardens yesterday (Wednesday 30 December 2020).

He was taken to Castle Hill Police Station and charged with robbery in company.

The teen was granted strict conditional bail to appear at a children’s court on Tuesday 19 January 2020.

In a separate incident, about 2.45pm on Wednesday 23 December 2020, a 15-year-old boy was leaving Norwest station when he was approached by a group of up to 10 males – described as being 15 and 16-years-old. He ran off and hid under a vehicle, before being found by the group and repeatedly punched and kicked.

The group fled, after stealing cash and the teen’s ‘Nike’ shoes. He suffered minor injuries as a result of the assault.

As part of ongoing inquiries, two 16-year-old boys were arrested at Castle Hill Police Station yesterday (Wednesday 30 December 2020).

They were both charged with robbery in company and granted strict conditional bail to appear at a children’s court on Tuesday 12 January 2020.

Investigations into both incidents are continuing.

Officers from The Hills Police Area Command and Police Transport Command will be conducting a joint high-visibility operation targeting crime and anti-social behaviour in and around transport hubs in The Hills District over the coming weeks.

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