Police Charge Man After Home Invasion – Chester Hill

A man will face court today charged over an alleged home invasion in Sydney’s southwest in September last year.

About 4.40pm on Thursday 28 September 2023, emergency services were called to Esme Avenue, Chester Hill, following reports of shots fired.

Officers from Bankstown Police Area Command attended and were told five men had allegedly forced entry to the home and threatened the occupants with several weapons, including a baseball bat and a firearm.

A 46-year-old woman was allegedly hit with the bat, while a 48-year-old man suffered a leg wound.

The man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor injuries, however he did not require hospital treatment.

The woman also did not require further treatment.

A number of children were home at the time of the incident but were not injured.

A crime scene was established and detectives commenced an investigation in to the circumstances surrounding the incident under Strike Force Kairawa.

Following an investigation by the Robbery and Serious Crime Squad, a 23-year-old man was arrested at a correctional facility yesterday (Wednesday 10 April 2024).

He was charged with specially aggravated break and enter with intent armed with dangerous weapon and discharge firearm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The man was refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court today (Thursday 10 April 2024).

As investigations under Strike Force Kairawa continue, anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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