Police lay charges over vandalism at Sydney and Central Coast railway stations

A man has been charged as investigations continue into alleged acts of graffiti across the public transport network.

In June 2020, officers from the Police Transport Command commenced an investigation into acts of malicious damage at railway stations and trains across the Sydney and Central Coast public transport network.

Following extensive inquiries, officers arrested a 37-year-old man at a correctional facility in Nowra just after 10.30am today (Wednesday 9 September 2020).

He was taken to Nowra Police Station, where he was charged with 11 offences, including:

  • three counts of go onto or into or remain on or in running lines,
  • three counts of possess graffiti implement with intent to contravene,
  • two counts of destroy or damage property,
  • two counts of face blackened/disguised with intent to commit indictable offence, and
  • destroy/damage property intend criminal activity of group.

Police will allege in court that the man vandalised several trains at Penrith Railway Station and Gosford Railway Station on several occasions in June 2020.

The man, from The Entrance, is due to appear before Nowra Local Court on Wednesday 25 November 2020.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information about malicious damage across the public transport network is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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