Media articles 29th August 2014

 

 Armed Robbery
Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery of a Newsagent at the corner of Dublin Street and Jane Street Smithfield

About 5.35am (Thursday 28/08/2014), a 42 years male shop attendant has just opened for business when he was threatened with black pistols by 2 males. The men demanded for cash throwing a bag over the counter. The men fled the scene with a small amount of cash, into Jane Street down an alley way that leads into Lindsay Avenue.

Both men were wearing black balaclavas at the time of the incident. One of men was described between 165-170cm tall, skinny build, wearing yellow fluoro jumper and dark tracksuit pants. The second male person was described between 170-175cm tall, medium build, wearing yellow fluoro jumper and grey tracksuit pants.

 

House fire –Bossley Park

Three police officers from Fairfield Police were taken to Hospital following a suspicious house fire in Bossley Park.

Emergency services were called to Stromlo Street, just before midnight on Saturday 23rd August 2014, where they found the house well alight. The fire was extinguished however sustained damage to the front. A woman, believed to be aged in her 60’s was rescued from the home by three police officers. The women and three officers were all taken to Liverpool Hospital suffering smoke inhalation where they received treatment. Officers from Fairfield Police are investigating the fire which is being treated as suspicious.

Police are urging anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Fairfield Police on 97288399.

 

Robbery

Police are appealing to anyone who might have witnessed a 54 year old man robbed of his bum bag at Malabar Street Canley vale.

About 2.30am (Sunday 24th August 2014), the man had just came from the local club and was about to enter his house when he was approached by 2 men who wrestled him to the ground and allegedly robbed the man of his bum bag that contained a couple of credit cards and personal items.

Both suspects were wearing black clothes and had hoodies covering their faces. The men are described as being approximately 180am and 160am tall and were last seen heading in the direction of Hampton Street.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Fairfield Police or Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use online Crime Stoppers reporting page:

https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

 

Break & Enter

 Police are appealing to anyone who may have witness a break and enter that occurred at Margaret Street in Fairfield West.

About 6pm (Tuesday 25th August 2014), a couple has left their home secured with lock alarmed for an outing. Shortly afterwards they have received a notification on their mobile phones to alert them of an unauthorized entry into their home.

The occupants allege when they returned home a number of personal belongings were stolen including a large amount of cash.

Police are urging anyone who might have seen anything suspicious or have any information about this incident to call Fairfield Police on 97288399 or Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

Counterfeit notes being distributed

Police are urging shop owner to be vigilant after a number of counterfeit notes have be used in separate incidents. The notes are usually $100 and $50 bills. The person will usually use the fake note at busy stores and only buy something small hoping to receive large amount of change. If you suspect a note to be counterfeit please take the note and contact police immediately.

Suspicious persons knocking on doors

Police are urging resident to be aware of suspicious persons knocking on doors saying they need access into the house to install something or conduct maintenance. If anyone knocks on your door and seems to be suspicious in any way don’t let them in and notify police immediately. Crime Prevention Officer Senior Constable Ece Hasan states that if this was genuine the resident would normally be advised in writing that maintenance was being conducted on a certain date. Senior Constable Hasan offers a few safety tips,

* If someone knocks on your door for help or wants to use the phone don’t open the door just offer to call police or ambulance for them

* If a suspicious person tells you that they need to install something in your home don’t let them in and call the police

* If maintenance is going to occur in the area you should still be careful and call your service provided to confirm this.

* All maintenance personnel should have a photo identification tag which you need to check. If you are still not convinced call the company

* If you see a suspicious person hanging around your property or street call police

* If you see a suspicious vehicle driving around or park in your street obtain the registration and call police

* Try to obtain a good description of the person to give to police, such as their age, height, build, colour of their eyes and hair, what they were wearing and background.

* If you see something or hear something don’t ignore it. Call police and let us know. Sometimes only a small thing may help police solve a crime

* It’s better to be safe than sorry so If you are unsure about something just call police and they can help you

Bandaged Bear Breakfast

On Wednesday 17th September 2014, Fairfield Police will be holding the bandaged bear breakfast from 9.30am to 11am in support of the Childrens Hospital at Westmead. Senior Constable Ece Hasan said” We are all effected in some way or another by childhood illnesses. Westmead Children’s Hospital do an amazing job in caring for seriously ill children and I believe it’s up to all the community to assist in fundraising for much needed resources and equipment so the staff and continue the tremendous work that it does. Senior Constable Ece Hasan is asking our local businesses to please assist by attending the breakfast at a cost of $20 or making a donation. For any inquires please contact Senior Constable Ece Hasan on 97288459. You can also assist my purchasing raffle tickets at a cost of $5 each or three for $10. There are more than 20 prizes to be won.

Neighbourhood Watch

A neighbourhood watch program brings the local community and police together building a safer community within the local area command by working with community in crime prevention and developing community spirit. Neighbourhood watch program improved the communication and the relationship between the community and police as residents get to know their local Crime Prevention Officer and other members of the Local Area Command.

If you are interested in joining an existing neighbourhood watch group or are interested in organising a new neighbourhood watch group. Please contact Senior Constable Ece Hasan on 97288399.

School Zones

Police are urging parents and motorist to slowdown in school zones. Schools zones are areas around schools where, at certain times motorist need to reduce speed their speed as 40km / hour limits speed limits apply. Speed limits and pick up, and drop off, parking rules exist to keep children, parents and care givers safe. These rules also apply to prevent traffic jams around schools. Fairfield Crime Prevention officer Offers some safety tips for parents and motorists,

Let your children off on the side of the road never stop in the middle of the road to let down children.

Never let your children cross the road on their own, always meet your children at the schools entrance

Never call out to your child from the other side or the road as the child may run across the road without looking for cars

Always walk your child across the road and ensure you use the pedestrian crossing

Try to leave home early to avoid arriving at peak hour where traffic is heavy

Park a safe distance from all crossings to enable pedestrians to see on coming vehicles

Do not double park as this can create traffic jams, and accidents

Always obey the directions of all signs.

Police Open day

On Saturday the 6th of September 2014 from 10am to 3pm, Fairfield Police will be hosting the police open day at Fairfield High School. There will be a number of police units attending such as Polair, Dog unit, Highway patrol, Mounted police, Marine area command, Police media unit, Forensic services group, Crime Prevention Officer, Youth Liaison Police, School Liaison Police, Counter Terrorism & Special Tactic Unit. Other organisations attending are Tafe College, Fairfield City Council, SES, Fire & Rescue NSW, Army & navy. There will be lots of food vendors, rides, shows bags, live entertainment free entry and free parking. For inquiries please contact Alex Sentana (MCLO) Fairfield Police on 9728 8407.

Police & Rotary Youth Potentials Project

This program is a joint initiative between Fairfield Police & Rotary Wetherill Park. The program is aimed at assisting young people to recognise their full potentials and appropriate career paths. The 10 week program commencing on the 11th September will cover topics such as breaking down barriers, recognising talents, risky behaviour, violence, First Aid, work health and safety, grooming and work experience. For further information please contact Senior Constable Ece Hasan on 9728 8459.