Third man charged after altercation at Auburn

A third man has been charged as inquiries continue into an incident in Sydney’s south west at the weekend.

About 11.10pm on Saturday (31 July 2021), officers from Auburn Police Area Command’s Proactive Crime Team were patrolling Mclean Street, Auburn, when they approached a Nissan R50, which was parked illegally with two men sitting inside and the internal light on.

The driver and passenger – aged 29 and 28 – exited the vehicle before the younger man fled on foot.

One officer detained the older man, while another officer pursued the younger man on foot, running into the backyard of a house on Mary Street.

When the male constable attempted to speak to the man, two male occupants of the home – aged 31 and 60 –approached the officer in an aggressive manner and threatened him.

The officer requested the men step back on multiple occasions, which they failed to do, before the officer deployed OC spray.

During the altercation, the officer backed out of the property and the gate was closed on him by the occupants, before being forced back open by police a short time later. During this time, it’s alleged the 28-year-old man fled the property.

The younger male occupant was arrested, while the older man was spoken to along with a number of other occupants.

Police also seized $10,000 cash at the time.

Two men – aged 28 and 31– have since been charged in relation to the incident; they both remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, a 60-year-old man was arrested at Auburn Police Station just before 4pm yesterday (Monday 2 August 2021).

He was charged with intimidate police officer in execution of duty and resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear before Burwood Local Court on Thursday 26 August 2021.

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