The Hills police news

Supermarket robbery

On Friday, a man who police say robbed customers in supermarkets in Castle Hill and Rouse Hill, was subdued and detained by passers-by.

About 1.30pm, the man allegedly grabbed a woman’s wallet from a shopping trolley in Coles, Castle Hill. Another man  chased the man, but he got away in a waiting car.

At 3.10pm he allegedly took another woman’s wallet at Woolworths in Rouse Hill. Shop workers, other customers and an off-duty police officer caught the man and held him until police arrived.

Police later charged a 44-year-old Bidwill man with two counts of stealing.

He appeared in Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday.

Police are still looking for the getaway car seen in Castle Hill, described as a white Holden Commodore driven by a woman.

Goods, cash stolen from house

Jewellery, cash and handbags valued at $70,000 were stolen from a Kellyville home on Saturday.

Police said the robbery occurred in Lucas Circuit between 3.30pm and 6.45pm; the home’s alarm being triggered at 6.11pm.

The thief or thieves gained entry by removing a  flyscreen and left after they opened the back door.

The stolen jewellery included wrist watches and rings valued at $10,000 each,  a $5000 necklace and more than $10,000 cash.

Call Hills detectives on 9680 5399.

Items taken from parked car

Three cars were broken into in a car park in Campbell Street, Northmead, on the weekend.

Between 6pm Saturday and 1pm Sunday, a thief or thieves broke into the cars. A radio and power tools, estimated to be worth $1800, were taken from a white Toyota Hilux.

Police urged car owners to keep valuable items out of their parked vehicles and to secure them.

They also urged anyone with any information to contact Hills detectives on 9680 5399 or Crime Stoppers.

Spate of break-ins

A spate of break-and-enters occurred in Northmead, Carlingford and Kellyville. One robbery, in Anderson Road, Northmead, occurred between 12.30pm and 3.45pm on Wednesday.  Another forced entry occurred in Riveroak Street, Kellyville, about 3.20pm on Saturday.

Between 2.30pm Tuesday and 7.30am Wednesday, a garage was broken into and tools stolen in Post Office Road, Carlingford.

Police said other garages were broken into in Post Office Road and Shirley Street on Monday.

Shots fired in residential area

Police are investigating reports of shots being fired in Dennison Close, Rouse Hill last Wednesday night.

Witnesses heard what sounded like gunshots about 11pm.

They also said a car reportedly left the scene and collided with a traffic light pole in Withers Road.

Officers spoke to two men seen a short distance from the car and took possession of the vehicle.

They later spoke to four people in a home near where the shots were reported.

Call Hills detectives on 9680 5399.

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