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05 October 2021 Posted by 

POLICE ROUNDS: LATEST ON LAW AND ORDER

CCTV released of Blacktown tattoo shop fire
Raptor Squad detectives have released CCTV footage of two men spotted in the vicinity of a tattoo parlour fire earlier this year in Blacktown.
Not long after 100am on Tuesday, June 22 emergency services responded to reports of a fire on Sunnyholt road that was spreading from the rear of the parlour that adjoins Humphries lane.  
 
Two men with face coverings and hooded jumpers, one of which has a distinctive ‘CK’ on the back, were seen in Humphries lane between 100am and 120am. They were last seen heading towards Prince Street a short time after the fire took hold. 
 
Tattoo parlours have been historically linked to motorcycle gang activity, yet police said the owner of this tattoo shop has no such connections.   
 
Raptor Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Jason Weinstein, urged anyone in the community who may recognise the two men to contact police.
 
Teenagers charged with car jacking
 
FOUR teenagers faced charges early last week after a carjacking and a police pursuit that started and ended in the city of Blacktown. 
 
Police said a woman in a BMW was approached in a Wentworthville carpark by four teenagers around 700pm, who demanded the keys from her.  She got out before they allegedly drove off with the car. 
 
PolAir located the vehicle in Seven Hills after midnight, and it was monitored as it went along the M4 to North Sydney, and travelled back westbound on the M2 and M7.  It was located abandoned in Glendenning at 130am. 
 
Ground police attended, and with the help of the dog unit four teenagers were arrested, after they were located at a home in the nearby suburb of Oakhurst.
 
Three boys and one girl were taken to Mount Druitt police station, where the group faced various charges, including aggravated robbery in company, police said.   Two were refused bail, and all were ordered to appear at a children’s court. 
 
Missing man and woman from Blacktown area found
 
A Prospect woman, who went missing late last month, has been found after disappearing for four days.  Police had appealed to the public earlier to help locate 23-year-old Krystal McGuigan, as they held concerns for her welfare. 
 
A 71-year-old man was found safe and well at a Blacktown hospital last month after going missing over two nights from the same venue. 
 
Baulkham Hills homes searched 
 
Police conducted searches on two Baulkham Hills homes, as part of a statewide operation targeting criminal syndicates early last month.
 
During the searches, police seized cash, documents, electronic items, a set of handcuffs, and motorcycle gang paraphernalia. 
 
Criminal Groups Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Grant Taylor, said the investigators continue to clamp down on individuals who facilitate, associate, or help those responsible for the illicit activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs and other criminal networks. 
 
“We know members of these criminal syndicates go to extreme efforts to avoid detection by law enforcement, often exploiting interests in legitimate businesses so funds generated can be used to facilitate organised crime,” Detective Superintendent Taylor said.
 
National Police Remembrance Day
 
Police across the nation paid respects to fallen colleagues on National Police Remembrance Day last Wednesday.   The memorial was restricted to a small audience, including NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott at the Wall of Remembrance in The Domain.  The NSW Police Force has had 275 members fall whilst serving the community. 
 
Anyone with information that may assist investigators in some of these stories is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au
 


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