A 22-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman have been charged following an alleged attempted ram raid in Glenorie in January. Officers attached to The Hills Police Area Command were called to Old Northern Road, Glenorie, at about 11.30pm on Sunday January 30th 2022 following reports of an attempted robbery of an ATM outside the shopping complex.
Police will allege a white Toyota Hilux drove to the location before the three occupants attempted to dislodge the machine. Following a number of unsuccessful attempts, the three then drove from the scene. An hour later, at about 12.30am on Monday, January 31st emergency services were called to a vehicle fire on McClymont Road, Kenthurst.
Fire and Rescue NSW officers extinguished the blaze a short time later; however, the vehicle – a Toyota Hilux – was destroyed. Inquiries led police to believe the vehicle was allegedly stolen and linked to the earlier incident.
Following further inquiries and an appeal for information, a 29-year-old woman was arrested at a caravan park on the Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour about 7.30am yesterday, (Tuesday March 8th). Police searched the woman when they located a loaded home-made firearm, which was seized for forensic examination.
The woman was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station, where she was charged with attempt larceny, destroy/damage property in company, destroy/damage property in company by fire, participate in criminal group, destroy/damage property intend criminal activity group and possess unauthorised firearm.
Shortly after, a 22-year-old man was arrested at a correctional centre in Grafton.
He was charged with attempt larceny, destroy/damage property in company, destroy/damage property in company by fire, participate in criminal group, and destroy/damage property intend criminal activity of group.
Investigations into the incident 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. PHOTO: NSW Police