A man will face court today charged following an investigation into multiple alleged carjacking’s and armed robberies across Sydney last year.
In November 2020, officers attached to Eastern Beaches, Inner West, St George and Burwood Police Area Commands, with assistance from the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad, commenced an investigation into a number of armed robberies in the Burwood, Kingsford and Beverly Hills areas.
The first incident occurred about 4am on Wednesday 11 November 2020, when two men approached a man as he was driving out of the carpark of his Burwood apartment complex.
The man was allegedly assaulted before the two men left in his silver Infinity Q30 sedan.
Just before 1pm the same day, the stolen Infinity was driven to a tobacconist on Anzac Parade, Kingsford, before three men entered the store and allegedly assaulted the owners. They stole cash and cigarettes.
About 3am the following day (Thursday 12 November 2020), three men – armed with a knife – entered a licensed venue on Anzac Parade, Kingsford, and allegedly assaulted a 32-year-old security guard, before stealing cash.
Investigators also conducted inquiries into two attempted carjacking’s at Zetland on Friday 20 November 2020, an armed robbery at a Glebe tobacconist on Saturday 21 November 2020 and a carjacking at Strathfield on Thursday 3 December 2020, where a man’s BMW 335i was stolen.
Two men – aged 42 and 36 – were arrested and charged in November and December last year. They remain before the courts
Following further inquiries, a 51-year-old man was arrested by officers from South Sydney’s Proactive Crime Team on Reeve Street, Waterloo about 2.40pm yesterday (Wednesday 20 January 2021).
He was taken to Mascot Police Station and charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, damage property by fire, robbery in company cause wounding/grievous bodily harm, robbery in company, take person in company with intent to commit serious indictable offence and two counts of robbery armed with offensive weapon.
The Eastlakes man was refused bail to appear before Central Local Court today (Thursday 21 January 2021).