You may have seen several patrol cars, sniffer dogs, police (uniform and detectives) swarming around Epping Road near the BP Service Station on Tuesday afternoon at around 4.00 pm.
The police took two men in custody and they have been charged with robbery and assault offences after allegedly going on a violent rampage from Crows Nest to Lane Cove.
Police will allege that around midday Tuesday 13th August the pair, a 26 year old Crows Nest man and a 19 year old Liverpool man, assaulted another male (it is unconfirmed but the male may have been only 15 years of age), unknown to them, as he walked along Willoughby Road, Crows Nest. The pair then stealing cash from the victim’s wallet before fleeing the scene.
A short time later the two men became involved in an argument with staff at a shopping complex on Reserve Road, Artarmon where it will be further alleged that the Crows Nest man produced a tyre iron and struck one of the staff members.
Police attended the scene however the men fled the location allegedly smashing the windows of several cars, police believe possibly in an attempt to steal one of the vehicles to aide their escape.
Around 4:00pm police were called to a unit complex on Epping Road, Lane Cove where they located the two males. The pair were arrested and taken to Chatswood Police Station. Each charged with assault, robbery, and property damage offences. The two men were refused bail and will face Hornsby Court this week.
Police are asking for anyone that may have witnessed any of the above incidents or believes they have information that may assist police to please contact North Shore Police on 9414 8499 or Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppers.com.au).
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