A Castle Hill teenager, 16, was attacked by a group of 12 men armed with batons and torches at the car park of the Norwest Shopping Village on September 3.
He told police he was talking with friends at 7.45pm when he was approached by a group of men of Middle Eastern appearance.
He was treated by paramedics for several abrasions and bruising to his face and right eyebrow.
The group of men were wearing black clothing.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
In other police briefs:
Caught on camera
Two men were fined $300 for offensive behaviour after they took pictures of themselves on top of a car outside Castle Hill police station last night.
A police officer saw the men, aged 23 and 24 from Kensington, on the station’s security footage at 1.30am.
Police said the men ran when approached by police, starting a foot pursuit that ended near the Castle Hill RSL club when the men were caught.
There was no damage to the car.
Anger over burnt bread
A shop assistant of a fast food chain on Windsor Road, Kellyville, reported he was verbally abused by a men unhappy about his burnt garlic bread on Tuesday night.
The victim, a Beaumont Hills man, 21, told police the customer bought a pizza, chicken wings and a garlic bread and returned 15 minutes later and started shouting at the assistant.
He told police the offender hit his shoulder and threw a chair at the menu board. The victim was not injured.
Police are reviewing security footage.
Projectiles thrown at buses
Police are looking for witnesses after two school buses were hit by unknown objects on Tuesday afternoon.
One Hills Bus was on Annangrove Road, Annangrove, full of students from Marian College between 3.49pm and 3.51pm.
The bus driver stopped after noticing something shattered the window. No one was hurt.
At 3.45pm the second bus was on route from St Bernadette’s Primary and Castle Hill High schools on Glenhaven Road with one student on board when the driver noticed the emergency window was shattered.
Witnesses can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A neighbour dispute on September 2 resulted in a Baulkham Hills man being issued with a personal distance order.
The victim, a resident of Bass Drive, 43, told police his male neighbour, 33, spat in his face and threatened to kill him at 2.50pm.
Police took both men’s statements but there was no evidence of injuries.
The offender has been ordered to stay away from the victim’s property.
Drink driving charge
A Carlingford man, 60, was charged with drink driving on August 22 after attending an accident involving a family member.
Police were on Bettington Road, Carlingford, where a Carlingford man, 24, was in an accident with another another car.
After the 60-year-old became aggressive, police said they noticed a smell of alcohol and gave him a breath test.
His blood alcohol level was 0.096.
The younger driver’s breath test returned a negative reading.
The older driver is due to attend Parramatta Local Court on September 17.
Street racers charged
Two males, 21, were caught street racing in their parents’ cars on the intersection of Commercial and Withers roads, Kellyville, on September 5.
At 4.15pm police saw the drivers, both from Riverstone, speed off from the traffic lights and try to overtake each other.
The men were pulled over and charged with street racing.
One driver told police he was unaware of a previous licence suspension.
Both men are scheduled to appear at Parramatta local Court on September 26.
Drugs found in car
A Glenwood male, 23, was found with 2.5 grams of cannabis and 11 tablets of anxiety medication Xanax in his car on September 4.
At 1.10am police stopped a white Toyota Hilux on Briens Road for a random breath test and noticed a strong odour of cannabis.
They searched the car and found the drugs.
The man was charged with possession of prohibited drug and possession of unauthorised prescription drug.
He will attend Parramatta Local Court on September 25.