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.


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.

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