A MAN wielding a knife threatened two women as they worked at a Campbelltown liquor store and fled with a bag of cash on Saturday night, police said. Police allege the man walked into the Lindesay Street store and made the two women, 68 and 57, take money out of the till and place it in a bag. The man then fled with the money and was last seen heading north along Chamberlain Street, officers said.
He was described as being of Pacific Islander/Maori appearance with a solid build, with grey hooded jumper, blue track pants and white runners.
Any information to Campbelltown police, 4620 1199 or Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000 or police.nsw.gov.au.
Cars broken into
A Minto man, 29, was charged after people spotted him allegedly using a steak knife and screwdriver to break into cars in Minto Mirage hotel car park last Tuesday morning. Witnesses said they saw him walking through front yards on Surrey Street, Minto, before picking the locks on two cars just after 7am. Police arrested him as he sat in one of the cars and they seized a knife and screwdriver.
They charged him with trying to take and drive a motor vehicle, entering a vehicle without the owner's consent, malicious damage, custody of a knife in a public place and possessing car-breaking implements. He was bailed to face Campbelltown Local Court on October 30.
A Glenfield man, 24, was charged with drink-driving after police saw him hit a parked car and keep driving last Monday night, they said. Officers said they followed him as he drove along Railway Parade, Glenfield, when he tried to turn onto Foreman Street and collided with the car about 10.45pm. They arrested him nearby. He returned a blood-alcohol reading of 0.166. Licence checks revealed he was on his P-plates. He was charged with high-range drink-driving, negligent driving and failing to exchange particulars. He faces Campbelltown Local Court on October 31.
Police seek a man they say is responsible for stealing cash from supermarket checkouts. In incidents last Thursday and Friday, a man took money from the till as he went through checkouts at Woolworths Ingleburn and Coles Glenquarie. A man also pushed a worker away and tried to take money from a till at Minto Mall before fleeing empty-handed on Friday. Police say the incidents are linked.
Any information to Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000 or Macquarie Fields police, 9605 0499 (quote E50084441).