POLICE NEWS: Woman charged with shop lifting

ABOUT 3pm on Friday, February 19, a 28-year-old Prospect woman entered a Paramatta department store where she has selected several items of women’s clothing before taking them to the change room. Once inside the change room it is alleged the woman has placed all the clothing in a bag then walking out and exiting the store onto Argyle Street making no attempts to pay for the clothing. Security have approached the woman where she was detained and escorted back to the store. Police attended a short time later where the woman was arrested and conveyed back to Parramatta Police Station and charged with shoplifting along with another outstanding matter. She was bail refused and is due before the court later this week.

Man struck in the back of the head

ABOUT 6.45pm on Wednesday, February 24 a 44-year-old Oatlands man entered a Parramatta Carpark from Macquarie Street whilst using his mobile phone. He started walking up the ramp to the first level of the carpark when he was struck to the back of the head. Turning around he saw an unknown male standing in front of him wearing a black face covering, positioning himself in a fighting stance. The unknown male demanded property from the man. They both became involved in a heated argument before the unknown male rode away on a small bicycle, having failed at his attempt at obtaining property. The Oatlands man exited the carpark attempting to contact emergency services when he saw the unknown male ride back towards him. The unknown male swung the bicycle at him before riding away again. If anyone has any information about the incident, please contact Parramatta Police on 96330799 or alternatively call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Woman walking and pushed to ground

ABOUT 6.10pm on Saturday, February 27, a 37-year-old Parramatta woman was walking on the pedestrian walkway under the O’Connell Street bridge listening to music through earphones connected to her mobile phone. As the woman walked down the stairs, she noticed a male walking behind her. She continued along when it is alleged the unknown male pushed her causing her to fall to the ground. He then hit her to the head several times before taking her phone. The woman was assisted by passer-by’s and police were called. The unknown male is described as 30-40 years of age, having tanned skin and wearing a navy polo shirt and pants. If anyone has any further information, please contact Parramatta Police on 96330799 or alternatively call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Man pays with counterfeit notes

ABOUT 9pm on Saturday, January 30, 2021, a Parramatta resident advertised his mobile phone for sale through an internet site. He was contacted by an unknown male who wanted to meet up and buy the phone off him. The two men arranged to meet up and he was paid a sum of $2100 handing over the phone. After the unknown male left, he realised the $2100 he had been given was in fact counterfeit notes. The man was unable to give details of the unknown male to Police.

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