Thursday, May 30, 2024

Pair charged over violent home invasion

NSW Police Robbery & Serious Crime Squad detectives have charged two people over an alleged home invasion in Sydney’s south last year which saw an elderly couple assaulted and threatened with a firearm.

Police say that at around 11pm on Tuesday 30 May 2023, emergency services were called to a home on Edward Street in Carlton, following reports of a home invasion.

“Officers attached to St George Police Area Command were told the occupants of the home were awoken when three people, wearing dark clothing and face coverings, forced entry into their home,” NSW Police said in a statement today.

Police say a 76-year-old woman was restrained by one of the men, while an 81-year-old man was assaulted and threatened with a firearm.

“The unknown group fled with a small amount of cash, a safe and keys to a sedan – which was located nearby a short time later.”

“It’s believed the group dumped the sedan, before fleeing in a stolen Audi RS4, which was found burnt out on Peyton Street in Kogarah Bay about 3am [the next day].”

The man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor injuries before he was taken to St George Hospital in a stable condition. The woman was not injured, however was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Local police commenced initial inquiries, before the matter was taken carriage of by State Crime Command’s Robbery & Serious Crime Squad under Strike Force Kurrawan.

“Following extensive inquiries, about 10.50am on Wednesday 20 March 2024, strike force detectives arrested a 31-year-old woman outside Parramatta Local Court.”

“She was taken to Merrylands Police Station, where she was charged with being an accessory after the fact to the special aggravated break and enter for her role in allegedly destroying the stolen Audi by fire,” Police said.

The woman was granted conditional bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday 1 May.

This morning, strike force detectives arrested a 28-year-old man at a correctional centre in Silverwater, where he was charged with special aggravated break & enter & commit serious indictable offence-weapon and drive conveyance taken without consent of owner.

The man was remanded in custody, to appear in Sutherland Local Court tomorrow.

Police will allege in court that the robbery was a targeted attack.

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