A handbag thief has dragged a 63-year-old woman along a road on the Gold Coast.
Footage shows a hooded man dragging an elderly woman along Eastlake Street in Carrara, leaving her with grazes and cuts all over her body. The woman was approached while standing next to her car and told she had a flat tire. The thief then went for her bag, successfully stealing her credit card, phone and some cash. Police have issued a hunt and a plea for people to keep on the lookout for the thief. The man is described as having a dark complexion, is approximately 170cm tall and is possibly in his early 20s.
Suspected baseball bat assault leaves man in hospital
A man has fallen victim to a suspected baseball bat attack this morning in Camden. Police were called to a home in Hawdon Close, Elderslie at 4.20am. The 46-year-old man, who is recovering in hospital, suffered injuries to his head, chest, and back.
Speeding P-platers charged
P-plate teenage drivers have been charged for street racing on the Great Western Highway in Eastern Creek. One of the drivers was carrying a one-year-old baby, while the two drivers (a man and a woman) travelled 150km/h in a 80-limit zone. The Department of Family and Community Services have been notified and the two drivers will face Blacktown Local Court next month.
McNamara “used counter-surveillance techniques” after alleged murder
The NSW Supreme Court has heard that Glen McNamara allegedly used counter-surveillance techniques to evade a police tail after the murder of Chinese student Jamie Gao. Detective Sergeant Adam Bird, who witnessed McNamara driving down a quiet laneway three days after Mr Gao’s death, told the court that “the reason you would do that [when conducting counter-surveillance] is because a laneway is quiet and usually the only people driving down there have a specific reason to be there”. McNamara and Roger Rogerson, both former police officers, are accused of murdering Mr Gao in 2014.
Police officer adopts joey
A West Australian police officer has adopted an orphaned joey after its mother was hit by a truck in the mid-west region. Constable Scott Mason, a former paramedic with a passion for animals, will have his hands full with the joey as his wife recently gave birth. – Compiled from web sources by Jesse Mullens
Screenshot of handbag thief from Channel Nine News.