Police appeal for information following serious incident – Forbes

Police are appealing for information following a serious incident in the Central West region earlier this week.

About 3.20am on Wednesday (8 May 2024), police attached to the Central West Police District were called to a property on Ferry Street, Forbes, following reports of a break in.

Officers attended and were told a group of males, believed to be aged in their teens, had broken into a 28-year-old man’s property and stolen a power tool before leaving.

A short time later, on Brandon Street, Forbes, a 66-year-old man was threatened by the group who demanded money.

The 28-year-old man and a 42-year-old man, who had followed the group, intervened.

The pair were assaulted and sustained minor injuries – the 66-year-old man was not injured in the incident.

Police commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the break in and assault.

Following inquiries, about 5:30pm yesterday (Thursday 9 May 2024), police arrested a 13-year-old boy on an unrelated outstanding warrant.

He was refused bail to appear at a children’s court today (Friday 10 May 2024).

As inquiries continue, police are appealing for anyone with information on the incidents to call Forbes Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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