Qld man charged after good Samaritan’s wallet stolen from crash site

A good Samaritan who pulled over to help the victims of a crash on the Central Coast has had his wallet stolen by a heartless thief.

Police said that just after 6.40am on Thursday 14 September, a 62-year-old man parked his car on the side of the road to assist the occupants involved in a crash on the Central Coast Highway at Kariong.

“Police will allege, while he was assisting at the crash, a man entered his car and stole his wallet,” NSW Police said in a statement.


Following investigations, officers yesterday attended a property on Bounty Hill Road at McMasters Beach, and arrested a 45-year-old Queensland man.

He was taken to Gosford Police Station where he was charged with 23 offences, including:

  • dishonestly obtain property by deception (x13)
  • deal with identity info to commit indictable offence
  • larceny
  • drive motor vehicle whilst disqualified
  • resist police
  • assault police
  • receive stolen property (x2)
  • goods in custody suspected of being stolen (x3)

The man was refused bail and is due to appear before Gosford Local Court on Tuesday 28 November.