Three teenagers have been charged after a man was allegedly set-up to be mugged at knife-point in Sydney’s east.
The 26-year-old man went to a home on Bronte Road in Waverley around 11.30pm on Saturday under the guise of meeting a woman.
However, Police say once inside the home, he was allegedly detained by three teenagers and threatened with a knife, before he was assaulted and his wallet stolen with his cards used to withdraw cash from two ATMs.
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“The man was further assaulted before additional cash was stolen from his vehicle,” Police said in a statement.
An hour after arriving at the home, the man managed to escape and flagged down a passing police car.
“Officers from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command arrested a male and female, aged 17, and an 18-year-old woman,” Police said.
“Several items were seized from the house for further forensic examination.”
The two 17-year-olds were slapped with a number of charges and are set to face Children’s Court today.
The 18-year-old woman was also charged and refused bail to appear at Waverley Local Court today.
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