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Four charged after numerous attempted robberies, assaults - Tuggerah

Sunday, 28 August 2022 03:36:23 AM

Four girls have been charged following a number of alleged attempted robberies across the state’s Central Coast yesterday.

About 6.50am (Saturday 27 August 2022), police were called to a fast-food restaurant on Goobarah Avenue at Lake Haven after reports of an alleged attempted carjacking.

Police have been told a female employee of the restaurant was approached by two unknown females who allegedly demanded the keys to her car and then assaulted her, before fleeing in a silver-coloured Subaru Impreza hatchback.

A short time later, police were called to a supermarket on the Pacific Highway at San Remo after similar reports.

During this incident, a woman was also allegedly threatened and assaulted by two unknown females who attempted to steal her car, before fleeing in a silver Subaru.

About 7.20am, police were then called to service station on Wallarah Road at Kanwal after reports a female employee was allegedly threatened and punched in the face multiple times by an unknown female.

A silver-coloured vehicle matching the description of that used in the earlier incidents was seen fleeing the service station shortly after.

About 8.30am, police were then called to a carpark on Bush Street at Norah Head after reports of a robbery, where a group alleged confronted a man and demanded money from him, before fleeing empty-handed.

No one was seriously injured during the incidents, and no property or valuables were taken.

The Subaru – which was stolen from a home in Sydney’s south-west earlier this week – was located abandoned at Gosford Train Station.

About 9am yesterday, officers attached to the Police Transport Command arrested four females at Central Railway Station.

The girls – aged 14, 17, and two aged 15 – were taken to Sydney City Police Station where they were charged with various offences including drive conveyance, be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, assault with intent take/drive motor vehicle, and aggravated take motor vehicle in company.

One of the 15-year-old girls was granted conditional bail and will appear at a children’s court on Tuesday 13 September 2022.

The other three girls were refused bail and will appear at a children’s court today (Sunday 28 August 2022).

Inquiries continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.