On Monday 21 January 2018 In the Cove reported police activity in Hallam Avenue Lane Cove West on our Facebook Page. Three police cars were in attendance and police were door knocking neighbours.
Boy Attacked on Hallam Avenue
The police were responding to an incident involving a 14 year old boy. At around 3:00pm on Monday 21st the 14 year old boy was walking along Hallam Avenue, towards the intersection with Garling Street. He was approached by a group of 5 teenagers who demanded he hand over cash. When the boy refused, he was kicked and punched by one of the teens. The victim eventually handed over more than $150 with the group of teens running south along Hallam Avenue.
Police Call for Eye Witnesses
If you saw a group of teenagers in Lane Cove West acting suspiciously or you have CCTV or dash cam vision of this incident please contact the Chatswood Police. They would like to speak to anyone that may have witnessed this robbery occur or that believes they have information that could assist police to please contact Chatswood Police on 9414 8499 or Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppers.com.au).
Petty Acts of Vandalism
This week, ITC was contacted by concerned residents in a Lane Cove West Street about petty acts of vandalism. It does appear that vandalism and minor crimes do peak in school holiday periods. Several residents had their cars scratched and nails were planted behind car tyres. One resident was alerted to the nails before he drove off, however another resident was not so lucky and he drove over the nails. This resulted in flat tyres.
Report All Incidents
Whenever anyone reports an incident to ITC, we recommend they report the incident to the police. It’s important to report any incident (big or small) to the police. This helps the police to establish a pattern (which may or may not lead to extra staffing or patrols). Read our article here on how you can report crime online or via phone.
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