Man charged after multiple vehicles allegedly ‘keyed’ – north-west Sydney

A man is due to appear in Blacktown Local Court today charged after six vehicles – including three Teslas – were allegedly ‘keyed’ in shopping centre car parks across northwest Sydney.

Police have been investigating incidents where six vehicles – three Teslas, an Audi, a Mercedes and a Golf – were allegedly damaged during January and February this year, while parked in shopping centres in Rouse Hill, Box Hills and Schofields.

Following a public appeal for assistance, a member of the public last night (Sunday 18 February 2024), called police to a shopping centre car park in Schofields, where a 34-year-old man was arrested.

Police will allege in court, a three-bladed metal multi-tool was found in the man’s possession when he was searched.

Officers from Riverstone Police Area Command have now charged the man with six counts of malicious damage, and one count of custody of an offensive implement in a public place.

The man, from Blacktown, was remanded in custody overnight before his appearance in Blacktown Local Court later today (Monday 19 February 2024).

Police have been advised the repair bill for the six vehicles is estimated to be more than $10,000.

Inquiries are continuing.

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