Police have charged three people as part of an investigation into an alleged aggravated break-in and assault in Sydney’s south yesterday.
About 4.45am (Saturday 21 March 2020), police responded following reports of a disturbance at a home unit on Pemberton Street, Botany.
Officers from South Sydney Police Area Command attended and were told a group of people had forced entry into the home, assaulted the male and female occupants and stole a number of items, including a mobile phone.
A crime scene was established and examined by specialist forensic officers.
As part of inquiries, police approached a Jeep Compass, which was parked nearby, and spoke with the occupants – a 26-year-old man and two women, aged 22 and 30.
The group were arrested and a short time later, a struggle ensued with the younger woman, during which the man ran at the officer before allegedly running from the scene.
After one of the officers gave chase, the women attempted to run from the other officer, with the younger woman also allegedly escaping lawful custody.
A search was conducted with the assistance of officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command, who located the pair at a home on Murrabin Avenue, Matraville, about 8.40am.
All three people were taken to Mascot Police Station and during a search of the older woman, officers located the stolen mobile phone.
The Bondi Junction man was charged with aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence, escape police custody, and destroy or damage property.
He was also later charged with bring prohibited drug/plant into place of detention and two counts of possess prohibited drug after cannabis and alprazolam were located during a search by corrective services officers.
The 22-year-old Matraville woman was charged with aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence and escape police custody.
The 30-year-old Botany woman was charged with aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence, escape police custody, and common assault.
They have been refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court later today (Sunday 22 March 2020).
Investigations are continuing.
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.