Man charged with 11 offences after inner-city crime spree

A 37-year-old man is set to face court this morning, charged with multiple offences, after a crime spree of incidents in Waterloo and Alexandria yesterday.

Police were initially called to a fast food restaurant in Waterloo, after a customer had two drinks thrown at him and food was stolen from behind the counter, though the man had fled the scene by the time they arrived.

A short time later, more reports trickled in that a bicycle had been thrown at a car on Wyndham Street, a bag of dog food was thrown at an employee at a pet store, and a dog was kicked in the ribs.


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Reports continued that the man then allegedly damaged a car and assaulted another man with a tree branch in Brennan Street, before setting fire to a motorbike which spread to a nearby car – destroying both vehicles.

Police were finally able to arrest the man in Everleigh around 6pm last night, acting on information provided by multiple witnesses.

The 37-year-old man from Cammeray was taken to Redfern Police Station, charged with 11 offences (listed below), refused bail and will appear in Parramatta Bail Court today.

• Assault (three counts)
• Cruelty to an animal
• Intimidation
• Affray (two counts)
• Destroy property by fire (two counts)
• Damage property (two counts).

Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

 

 

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