An 18-year-old Lane Cove girl’s actions may have prevented a robbery similar to a robbery in Hallam Street Lane Cove earlier this year.
In January this year a 14-year-old boy was walking along Hallam Avenue, towards the intersection with Garling Street. He was approached by a group of five 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 are still investigating this matter.
On Friday 29th March, an 18-year-old girl was on a bus travelling towards the Lane Cove Interchange when she overheard two young males talking about a fellow passenger and his girlfriend. The males were talking about how they were going to steal the boy’s shoes and money. They were boasting how easy it was as they had done it before. The young girl was not sure if this was just boasting or the males were going to carry through their plans.
When the bus stopped at the Lane Cove Interchange, she got off the bus and followed the two young males (who were following the young girl and boy passenger). She noticed the males approaching the couple, as she got closer, she saw they had stopped the girl and boy and were in discussions with them. She yelled out that she was watching them, and they ran off.
Police are now investigating this matter as an attempted robbery. The North Shore Local Command have advised as follows:
“Police are investigating an attempted robbery on a 16-year-old boy at Lane Cove Interchange on Friday evening. The boy got off a bus with a friend around 6pm and was approached by two other youths who put their arms over his shoulder and asked if he had any money. The boy said no and showed the contents of his wallet. The boy was then asked what size his shoes were before a witness intervened causing the two youths to walk away.”
Well done to the young girl involved. She could have easily ignored the situation. After the incident she assisted the young girl and boy (who were both shaken). She went home and told her parents who then reported this matter to the North Shore Police Command.
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