Three men charged after aggravated robbery offences - Lake Macquarie

Friday, 02 September 2022 12:02:26 AM

Three men will face court, charged after a number of alleged aggravated robbery offenses in the state’s Hunter Region.

About 6am yesterday (Thursday 1 September 2022), police received reports three males had allegedly attempted to steal a car at a service station on Macquarie Road, Valentine, before assaulting a 72-year-old man.

A short time later, police received reports of an alleged aggravated break and enter on Violet Town Road, Tingira Heights, in which a 22-year-old woman was assaulted and threatened by three unknown males – one armed with a knife – before she was able to flee the home.

Following inquiries, about 9am officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District attempted to stop a car – believed stolen from a Marks Point address earlier that day – at a shopping centre in Mount Hutton.

After a short foot pursuit, two men – aged 25 and 44 – were arrested.

The men were taken to Belmont Police Station, where they were each charged with two counts of steal motor vehicle, aggravated assault with intent to rob, agg B&E & commit serious indictable offence-armed, and agg B&E dwelling etc in company intend steal more than $60K.

Following further inquiries, about 4.45pm a 31-year-old man was arrested in Eleebana.

He was taken to Belmont Police Station, where he was charged with larceny value more than $2000, enter inclosed land not presc premises without lawful excuse, goods in personal custody suspected being stolen (not motor vehicle), goods suspected stolen in/on premises (motor vehicle), and custody of knife in public place.

All three men were refused bail to appear at Belmont Local Court today (Friday 2 September 2022).

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.