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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Arrest made over graffiti attacks

A man has been charged with committing 11 acts of graffiti and malicious damage across the Sydney and Central Coast public transport networks.

In June 2020, officers from the Police Transport Command commenced an investigation into acts of malicious damage at railway stations and trains across the transport networks.

Following extensive inquiries, officers arrested a 37-year-old man at a correctional facility in Nowra just after 10.30am today yesterday.

He was taken to Nowra Police Station, where he was charged with 11 offences, including:

  • three counts of go onto or into or remain on or in running lines,
  • three counts of possess graffiti implement with intent to contravene,
  • two counts of destroy or damage property,
  • two counts of face blackened/disguised with intent to commit indictable offence, and
  • destroy/damage property intend criminal activity of group.

Police will allege in court that the man vandalised several trains at Penrith Railway Station and Gosford Railway Station on several occasions in June 2020.

The man, from The Entrance, is due to appear before Nowra Local Court on Wednesday 25 November.

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