Re-appeal for information after man stabbed – Homebush West

Police are re-appealing for information to help identify a man who they believe may be able to assist with inquiries into a stabbing in March.

About 9.20pm (Sunday 17 March 2019), two men – aged 29 and 30 – attended Flemington Railway Station on The Crescent, Homebush West, where they arranged to purchase two mobile phones that were advertised online.

They met with two males and asked to see the phones prior to paying, when one of the men snatched a sum of cash from the younger man and ran away.

Following a chase, an altercation took place, where the younger man suffered stab wounds to his back and stomach.

The two men fled the scene with the cash in a silver Toyota Camry.

About 10.20pm, the injured man and his friend attended Concord Hospital, where police were contacted.

Auburn detectives commenced an investigation and on Thursday 18 March 2019, executed a search warrant at a house on Derwent Place, Bossley Park. As a result, a silver Toyota Camry and various items were seized for further examination.

Detectives returned to the Bossley Park property about 9am on Monday 3 June 2019. They arrested a 21-year-old man and he was taken to Fairfield Police Station.

The man was charged with robbery in company cause grievous bodily harm and robbery in company. He was bail refused to appear at Fairfield Local Court on Thursday 8 August 2019.

Investigators have now released CCTV footage of a silver Toyota Camry seen at the location near the time of the alleged offence. A composite image of a man who police believe may be able to assist with their inquiries has also been created.

The man depicted, is described as being of Middle Eastern or Asian appearance, aged in his 20s, approximately 170-180cm tall, of medium build, with short black hair and a goatee.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Auburn Police Station or Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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