Daily Archives: 05/06/2016

Man extradited to NSW over alleged robbery and aggravated break-in – Armidale

A second man has been extradited from Queensland and charged in relation to an alleged robbery and aggravated break and enter in Armidale earlier this year.

In the early hours of Wednesday 13 April 2016, three men allegedly forced their way into a home on Rockvale Road, Armidale, and threatened the property’s 40-year-old resident.

The three allegedly ransacked the home and stole a number of items before fleeing the scene.

Police were called and attended the location, and an investigation into the matter commenced.

Shortly after 8am on Wednesday 13 April 2016, police arrested a 28-year-old man allegedly in connection with the incident. He has since been charged with robbery in company and aggravated break, enter and steal.

The man was refused bail and remanded into custody and is next due to appear before Armidale Local Court on Wednesday 8 June 2016.

Following further investigations, detectives from Armidale attended Southport, Queensland, on Thursday 2 June 2016, after a 28-year-old man was detained by Queensland Police by virtue of a NSW arrest warrant.

The man was extradited to NSW yesterday (Friday 3 June 2016) and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with robbery in company and aggravated break, enter and steal.

He was formally refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court today (Saturday 4 June 2016).

Investigations are continuing.

Police appeal for information following fire – Lambton

Police are appealing for public assistance after a suspicious fire in Sydney’s north last month.

About 10.40am on Saturday 21 May 2016, emergency services were called to Wyong Road, Lambton, following reports of a fire at a business.

On arrival officers from Newcastle City Local Area Command located the premises well alight.

Officers from Fire & Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze, which caused significant damage to the building.

While the cause of the fire is not known, initial investigations suggest it may be suspicious.

Police would like to speak to three males who may be able to assist with enquiries.

The trio is described as being of Caucasian appearance and aged between 10 and 12 years old.

One of the males has ginger coloured hair and was wearing a green t-shirt.

The second male was seen wearing a white t-shirt, black pants and a baseball cap.

The third male has brown hair and was seen wearing a white shirt and shorts.

Detectives from Newcastle City Local Area Command are investigating the incident and appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward, specifically to anyone who may have witnessed the fire.