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TWO CHARGED AFTER ARMED HOLD UP

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Two teenagers have been charged and another man is on the run, following an attempted armed robbery at Cardiff last night. Three men, armed with a knife and sledgehammer, entered the Iron Horse hotel on Main Road just before midnight and allegedly threatened an employee. The group was unable to get cash from the safe and fled when police arrived. An 18-year-old man and a 19-year-old man were arrested a short time later and charged with intent to rob while armed with an offensive weapon. They’ll face Toronto Local Court today. Read More »

MAN CHARGED WITH PRODUCING CHILD ABUSE MATERIAL

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A 49-year-old man will face Moree Local Court in June, charged with producing child abuse material. Police arrested the man on Monday, following an investigation into reports a 15-year-old was filmed in the shower. Officers siezed computers and electronic storage devices that allegedly contained footage of young children. The man was granted bail to appear in court on June 1. Read More »

TWO SUSPICIOUS FIRES ON THE CENTRAL COAST

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A house has been destroyed and a mini golf club damaged, following two suspicious fires on the Central Coast last night. Emergency services were called to a home at around 8:40pm on The Entrance Road at Forresters Beach. Fire crews managed to extinguish the blaze a short time later, before finding a second fire at a nearby mini golf club. Fortunately no-one was injured. Police believe the fires were deliberately lit and the incidents linked. Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers. Read More »

ELDERLY WOMAN ROBBED IN WEST TAMWORTH

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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an elderly woman was robbed in West Tamworth. The 71-year-old was walking along Robert Street at around 3:45pm yesterday, when two men on bicycles rode past her. One of the men grabbed her handbag, which was later found with cash and personal items missing. The men are believed to be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander appearance. Anyone with information should contact Tamworth Police. Read More »

GIRL APPROACHED IN NELSON BAY

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a nine-year-old girl was approached by a man in Port Stephens. The girl was dropped off at her school by a neighbour on Wahgunyah Road in Nelson Bay yesterday morning. She got out of the car and turned around to grab her bag, when a man grabbed her. The neighbour told the man to go away and he walked off. The man is described as being Asian in appearance, about 168-centimetres tall with a chubby build and moles on his cheeks. Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers. Read More »

MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER

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A man, who allegedly set fire to a Central Coast home with three children and three adults inside, has been charged with attempted murder. The six people managed to escape unharmed last Friday, but the house suffered extensive damage. A 68-year-old man was arrested at Wyong Hospital on Sunday, where he was being treated for burns to his feet. He’ll face court at a later date. Read More »

TAREE SERVICE STATION ROBBED

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Police are appealing for information after a Taree service station was robbed overnight. At around 10 o’clock the attendant at the Victoria Street business was threatened by a man, who demanded cash. He then drove from the scene in an older-model red Camry or Falcon. He’s been described as having an athletic build, wearing a pale jumper and grey cargo pants. Read More »

MAN CHARGED WITH SUPPLYING GUNS

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A member of the Comanchero motorcycle gang has been charged with supplying unregistered firearms on the Central Coast. Police allege he sold a .357 Magnum revolver to a person at Norah Head earlier this month, as well as organised the sale of a .22 pistol. The second transaction didn’t go ahead. On Wednesday, detectives from the police gangs squad searched a home at Toukley and allegedly seized a stolen motorcycle. A 27-year-old man was arrested at the address on Saturday. He’s due to face Wyong Local Court today. Read More »

BELMONT WOMAN CHARGED WITH FRAUD

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A Belmont woman has been charged with fraud after she allegedly faked having a terminal illness for financial gain. Police say the 31-year-old falsified a certificate from a Sydney doctor, claiming she had ovarian cancer, and set up an online fundraising page for medical treatment. It’s alleged she raised more than $2,500. The woman was issued a court attendance notice yesterday. She’ll appear before Belmont Local Court on June 3. Read More »

MAN CHARGED WITH DRUG AND FIREARM OFFENCES

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Detectives investigating the disappearance of Belmont woman Carly McBride, have charged a man with drug and firearms offences. At around 12:30pm yesterday, Strike Force Karabi executed three search warrants in Scone and Muswellbrook. Police allegedly found three firearms, a silencer, methamphetamine and more than $5,000 cash. A 24-year-old man was charged with 13 offences and will appear before Scone Local Court today. Police have stressed the charges do not relate to the ongoing investigation of Carly McBride, but say they came about as a result of that investigation. The 31-year-old mother was last see on Calgaroo Avenue at Muswellbrook on September 30 last year. Police hold serious concerns for her welfare and are investigating a possible homicide. Read More »

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