Nowra Police - 2ST

20-year-old threatened at knife point in Nowra by two thieves

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South Coast Police are hunting for 2 young men who robbed a 20 year old at knife point in Nowra last Sunday night.

The victim had his mobile stolen but refused to hand over his wallet after being threatened near the intersection of Bridge Road and the Princes Highway.

One of the suspects is described as being tall with a slim build and brown hair while the other is of aboriginal-Torres Strait islander appearance and was riding a mountain bike.

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Detective hopes the parents of a Sanctuary Point murder victim feel some sort of justice after two arrests

 

 

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Homicide Squad, Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Walpole, thanked members of the public for their support and information provided to police following an appeal for information into the murder of 49-year-old David McArthur.

At about 8 pm on Sunday 25 July 2021, emergency services were called to a caravan park on Ethel Street at Sanctuary Point, following reports of a stabbing.

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Upon arrival, officers entered a cabin and located David McArthur with a stab wound to his chest.

Officers attempted CPR however, he could not be revived and died at the scene.

A second man has been charged with murder following an investigation by Homicide Squad detectives.

The 41-year-old Nowra man was refused bail when he appeared before Nowra local court last week.

On Wednesday, October 20, detectives attended a correctional facility at Silverwater and charged a 39-year-old man with murder.

He remains before the courts.

“Detectives have worked tirelessly to put those responsible for David’s murder before a court, however the resulting arrests this week would not have been possible without the Sanctuary Point community’s ongoing assistance,” Det Ch Insp Walpole said.

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He said, “David died because of an unnecessary act of violence and I’m hopeful his extended family and his parents, Susan and Stuart, feel as though some justice has taken place this week.”

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Investigations under Strike Force Frawley continue.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Disqualified learner charged after drugs and machete allegedly found in Nowra car search

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A 38-year-old man has been refused bail after being arrested in Nowra on Saturday night.

Highway Patrol officers attached to Strike Force Puma tried to stop a Mercedes on the Princes Highway but the driver allegedly kept driving before jumping out of the moving vehicle.

Officers chased him down on foot, before discovering the man's learner’s licence was disqualified for 30 years in 2009.

He was also wanted for an outstanding warrant.

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Police searched the vehicle and allegedly found seven grams of methylamphetamine in resealable bags, a machete, hand flare, digital scales and other drug paraphernalia.

He was charged with a number of traffic offences, as well as supplying a prohibited drug, having custody of a knife in a public place, possessing a bright light distress signal and dealing with the proceeds of crime.

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Police call for assistance following Numbaa break-in

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Police are appealing for public assistance following a break and enter at a rural property on on Jindy Andy Lane, Numbaa, yesterday.

People broke into the property between 2am and 2.30am and used a hacksaw and grinder to break into a shipping container.

A .22 calibre bolt action rifle, a Kubota side-by-side utility and 150L of fuel in drums, as well as several tools and farming equipment worth in excess of $40,000 were stolen.

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Officers attached to South Coast Police District were notified and commenced an investigation.

As part of ongoing inquiries, police would like to speak with two women who may be able to assist.

One is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 170cm tall and has tattoos on both arms.

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The second is described as being about 180cm tall with dark hair and a tattoo on her hand.

A small silver sedan similar to a Holden Astra with red P-plates was also seen in the area and the driver may be able to assist police.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information is urged to call Nowra Police on 4421 9699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Police investigate two armed robberies in Nowra

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Police are appealing for information following two armed robberies in Nowra about an hour apart early Sunday morning.

A 50-year-old man was walking along Mackay Street, Nowra, where he was approached by a group of unknown people about 12.50am, before being threatened with a weapon.

The man handed over his wallet which contained no money, but the group fled empty handed after a passer-by intervened.

Officers attached to South Coast Police District were notified and commenced an investigation into the circumstances.

About an hour later a 26-year-old man was walking along Park Road, Nowra, before he was confronted by a group of unknown people, with one demanding his e-cigarette.

They threatened the man, before stealing his wallet and phone, and running off.

Neither man was physically injured, and police are investigating whether the incidents are linked.

As part of inquiries, investigators are urging anyone with information or dashcam footage from the areas at the time to contact Nowra Police on 4421 9699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Roxy cinema damaged in vandalism attack

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Police have released CCTV images and are appealing for public assistance after a man damaged the front entrance to Nowra's Roxy Cinema on Wednesday night.

The man poured petrol on the cinema's front doors just before 11.00pm  and attempted to light it.

He then retrieved an axe from his vehicle and hit the doors, breaking them.

He then climbed on top of an air conditioning unit and damaged the CCTV camera.

The car is described as a white Mitsubishi Triton which was pulling a trailer.

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 The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, thin build and unshaven.

He was wearing a navy-blue long-sleeved jumper and a navy-blue cap with black sunglasses on his head.

Officers from South Coast Police District are investigating and are appealing for anyone with information to contact the Nowra Police Station on 4421 9699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Second man arrested over the stabbing murder of Sanctuary Point man David McArthur

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A second man has been arrested over the stabbing murder of Sanctuary Point man David McArthur.

On Wednesday, October 20 detectives attended a correctional facility at Silverwater and charged a 39-year-old man with murder.

He remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, a search warrant was executed at a home in Nowra about 7.30 am today.

During a search of the property, detectives seized a vehicle and clothing which will undergo further forensic examination.

A 41-year-old man was arrested at the property and taken to Nowra Police Station where it’s expected he will be charged with murder.

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Emergency services were called to a caravan park on Ethel Street at Sanctuary Point on Sunday, July 25 at about 8 pm following reports of a stabbing.

Upon arrival, officers entered a cabin and located 49-year-old David McArthur with a stab wound to his chest.

Officers attempted CPR  however he could not be revived and died at the scene.

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South Coast Police Station undergoes COVID deep clean

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A man that was in custody at Nowra Police Station last week has tested positive for Coronavirus.

The man returned a positive result at the Silverwater Correctional Centre.

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2st has been told that Nowra Police were informed of the result yesterday and immediately had the station deep cleaned.

Police are yet to release any further details about the situation.

A spokesperson from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District said that an investigation is underway and contact tracers will look at whether the man was active in the community whilst contagious.

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Thief armed with a hammer robs a Nowra service station

 

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Nowra Police are hunting a thief who held up a Shoalhaven Service station overnight armed with a hammer

The offender hit the Central Nowra BP in Plunkett street just after 9 pm.

He allegedly threatened the attendant, who handed over an undisclosed sum of cash, police said.

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Police said the offender is of aboriginal appearance, skinny, and about 5ft 8.

He wore tracksuit pants with blue shorts over the top of them and a dark hoodie with a green cap.

Nowra Police are appealing for public help.

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Wanted by Nowra police

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Police enquiries following a stealing incident in the Worrigee area has led to the release of some CCTV images.

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It's believed the man shown may be able to help police with their investigation and they're asking anyone who may know him or where he can be located to contact Nowra police on 44219699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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