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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : November 5th 2008
8 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, November 6, 2008 MB NEWS Police seek post office robber POLICE have released CCTV stills of the armed robbery of the Summer Hill post office last month. At 1.30pm on Wednesday, October 15, the thief entered the Smith St post office and threatened a male worker with a pistol and demanded money. The man took a sum of money and was last seen running south on Morris St. Police would like to speak to a man described as being 165-170cm tall, slim with olive skin. He was wearing a dark cap, dark wrap-around sunglasses, a khaki jacket, beige long pants and sneakers. Ashfield Crime Manager Det-Insp Tim Calman said it was ''quite a traumatic incident'' for the staff and other people who were in the post office at the time. He urged witnesses to call Ashfield police on 9797 4099 or CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000. Girl assaulted by man in Abbotsford CRIME STOPPERS 1800 333 000 on the beat 1 3 4 2 1 A TEENAGE girl was assaulted by a man in Abbotsford on Sunday. The girl, 15, was outside a house in Altona St at 1.30pm when a man approached her. He grabbed the girl's wrist, but after a brief struggle she managed to pull away and escape uninjured. Police have appealed for the public's help in identifying the man who is described as being of white/European appearance, about 170-175cm tall, thin and in his late 20s or early 30s. He had straight brown collar- length hair flicked out at the bottom. He left the scene in a four-door sedan, described as a dull black colour. Phone Burwood Police Station on 9745 8499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 2 A GANG of three men robbed a man in Ashfield in the early hours of Sunday morning. The victim was riding his pushbike along Elizabeth St at 1.45am when he had his mobile phone stolen by three men. The thieves were described as being of Pacific Islander appearance and in their mid-20s. One man was wearing a dark grey T-shirt and grey pants, a second man was wearing an orange florescent T-shirt and three-quarter length camouflage shorts. It is not known what the third man was wearing. Anyone with information is asked to phone Ashfield police on 9797 4099. 3 POLICE seized thousands of pirated DVDs and video games when they raided a shop at Homebush West last Friday. Officers from the Flemington Local Area Command Intelligence Response Team and investigators from the Australian Feder- ation Against Copyright Theft executed a search warrant on a large rental store in Henley Rd at 4.30pm. It alleged they un- covered an illegal DVD burner operation, capable of copying thousands of movies a year. Police seized 17,582 DVDs and Playstation games, valued at more than $350,000. The items will be handed over to AFACT investigators for analysis in relation to copyright infringement. Officers also confiscated computer hard- ware, a small sum of cash and business records. AFACT investigators say some of the DVD movie titles were yet to be released in Australia. Maximum penalties for copyright crimes are $60,500 and/or up to five years' jail per offence. Trademarks offences can attract a maximum fine of $55,000 and/or two years' imprisonment. 4 A GUN, a pill press and a large quantity of drug paraphernalia were allegedly seized by police at a house in Lidcombe. About 4.50pm last Tuesday, October 28, Flemington Police with assistance from the Public Order and Riot Squad, Police Rescue and the Dog Squad executed a search warrant on a home in Frances St. A quantity of crystal substance believed to be a prohibited drug was also found. Police arrested two Lidcombe men aged 26 and 28 and a 19-year-old Lidcombe woman. The men were charged with being on a drug premises and dealing with the pro- ceeds of crime. The woman was charged with being on a drug premises. 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