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Monday, June 24, 2024

Man, 60, charged for not wearing mask

A 60-year-old man will appear in court today charged for allegedly not wearing a correctly fitting face mask in Sydney’s east yesterday.

Police say that at around 3pm on Friday, officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command were patrolling at a shopping centre on Anzac Parade, Maroubra, when they noticed a man wearing a face mask below his chin.

“When police approached the 60-year-old man it’s alleged he became aggressive and ignored directions to leave or wear the mask correctly,” NSW Police said in a statement today.

“He then ran away and following a short foot pursuit, he was arrested.”

The man was taken to Maroubra Police Station and charged with not wear fitted face covering in retail/business premises, intimidate police officer in execution of duty, and resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty.

The man, from Eastlakes, was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today.

The NSW Police Force has issued a total of seven $200 infringements for failing to wear a fitted face covering.

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