Youth assaulted in Castle Hill park

A youth, 17, was robbed of his beanie last Friday in a violent assault at Castle Hill’s Arthur Whitling Park.

Police said the Castle Hill teenager was walking through the park when he was approached by two youths of Middle Eastern appearance asking for cigarettes. When he refused he was grabbed and punched in the head.

The offenders took the boy’s beanie and ran off towards McMillan Avenue.

Police said the boy was treated for head injuries at Hornsby Hospital.

A request has been made for security camera footage at the park.

Driver threatened

Police are appealing for information following an attempted armed robbery at Pennant Hills Road last Saturday.

Police said a West Pennant Hills man, 20, was stopped at an intersection when a man of Indian appearance allegedly opened his car door and threatened him with a flick knife.

Police said no words were exchanged between the pair and the driver was able to escape. The offender is described as in his mid-20s, wearing a brown T-shirt with long pants.

Wasn’t the ramp

A 75-year-old driver was left red-faced last Tuesday after driving his Volkswagen sedan down a flight of stairs at the Winston Hills Mall Shopping Centre.

Police said the accident, which occurred at 8.10am, caused only minor damage to the car and staircase.

The Mount Pritchard man had to have his car winched out of the staircase by a tow truck and has exchanged insurance details with centre management.

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