Shortly before 6:00am Friday 5th October police were called to the Greenwich Hospital on River Road after receiving reports that a male was roaming the grounds of the facility with a knife.
Police will allege that upon arrival at the location they spotted a 28 year old South Coogee man who upon seeing police immediately fled. Police gave chase, catching the male a short distance away. Police searched the male and located in his possession gloves, a crow bar and several other tools regularly used in the commission of break and enter offences. A further search of property in the male’s possession located credit cards and identity cards belonging to a number of individuals and businesses.
The male was arrested and has been charged with possessing housebreaking implements, possessing identity details to commit offences. He was refused bail and will face Manly Local Court this week.
Another unrelated but terrifying incident took place on in Greenwich around 4:10pm on Tuesday 4th September. A teenage resident of a home on Sarner Road Greenwich arrived home. The young man made himself a meal before heading to his room to watch television.
Sometime between 4:50pm and when the young man’s parents arrived home at 5:25pm a male offender has entered the home via the closed but unlocked rear door.
At 5:25pm the young man’s parents returned to the property, as they entered the home they noticed several items out of place, one of the home owners then noticed a gloved hand reach for a door handle. They have then spotted a male run down the hallway of the home, into the backyard and then run south along Sarner Road towards River Road. The home owners gave chase and managed to catch hold of the offender and during a struggle were able to recover several items taken from their home. The offender was last seen running through backyards along Allawah Place.
The offender is described as male, approximately 170cm, olive complexion, stocky build, short grey receding hair wearing black shirt, black track pants with white stripes, black joggers and carrying a black back pack.
Police are investigating the above inicidents and are asking for anyone that may have witnessed these incidents or noticed any suspicious activity to please contact Chatswood Police on 9414 8499 or Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppers.com.au).
A good reminder to keep your windows and doors locked at all times, even if you are at home.
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