CALLOUS thieves stole a 70-year-old man’s electric wheelchair in Doonside last Friday.
The owner told Blacktown police he had parked the electric wheelchair in the loungeroom of his Austral Drive home after returning from a drive at about 4pm.
He woke up from a nap at about 11pm and the wheelchair was gone.
In another incident a Blacktown man, 28, was walking along Richmond Road when a man snatched his mobile phone and ran away at 9.45pm last Thursday.
The man is described as of Pacific Islander appearance, aged about 24, 168cm tall, medium build, wearing a white cap, black T-shirt and long black pants.
And in other police news:
A ROOTY Hill man lost his mobile phone after he was approached by two men and two women in Blacktown last Friday.
Police said the man, 20, was sitting on a bench in the Village Green at Flushcombe Road when the four people spoke with him at 3pm.
After a short conversation, the four ran off and the man noticed his mobile phone was missing.
Three of the people are described as about 19 and of Pacific Islander appearance, while the fourth girl, also the same age, is a Caucasian.
A MAN, 44, was standing at the traffic lights in Blacktown when he felt a slap on his back last Monday.
Police said he then saw a man running away from the intersection of Newton Road and Patrick Street at 12.10pm.
On returning home he found he was bleeding from the spot he was hit.
He was treated for a stab wound and police later found a knife on the ground.
Police are looking for a tall Caucasian man with large muscular build and short dark hair, wearing a white singlet and grey/green pants.
SIX cases of people causing malicious damage to public property in Blacktown were reported last week.
Police said the first case occurred between 9pm on January 8 and 4.30am January 9 when thieves stole two sprinklers and damaged some marking flags in the pool at Blacktown Aquatic Centre.
They also sprayed graffiti on seven windows of the pool complex.
In the second case vandals removed a seat from a train parked at Blacktown rail siding area between 1am and 5am on January 9.
The rear driver’s window of a train at Doonside railway station was covered in graffiti between 4.20pm and 4.27pm on January 9.
CCTV footage shows six people running from the station.
Between 1.06am and 1.20am on January 10 two men smashed four external doors on a train carriage travelling between Blacktown and Doonside.
Police said they left the train carriage at Rooty Hill and rode on the back of the train from Rooty Hill to St Marys train station.
They then walked to the northern side of St Marys train station and lit a grass fire before running north along Forrester Road at St Marys.
One is described as Caucasian, 16-17 years old, slim to medium build, short brown hair, wearing a green polo cap, red shirt, beige shorts and black/white shoes.
The second man is also Caucasian, has long shoulder-length hair and was wearing a white polo shirt, grey shorts and black and white sneakers.
Police said between 2.29am and 2.40am on January 11 two man entered the railway siding area at Blacktown and sprayed graffiti on the side of a train.
The first man is described as wearing a grey hoodie with a white picture on the front, dark grey track pants and white joggers.
The second man was wearing a black hoodie, black track pants and white joggers.
At about 10.45pm on January 11 Blacktown police patrolling Seven Hills saw a 23-year-old Lalor Park man using a small blow torch lighter to graffiti words onto a timber bus stop seat.
The man was arrested and the lighter seized.
He will be charged with causing malicious damage at Blacktown Local Court on February 25.
POLICE arrested a Riverstone man, 46, for exposing himself in a public place and having illegal drugs in Seven Hills.
Police said they sped to the scene after a couple reported seeing the man playing with his genitals at Boomerang Place at 7.10pm on January 11.
On seeing police, the man tried to run away but was caught after a short chase.
The man also tried to swallow a bag containing illegal drugs and prescription drugs but was stopped by police officers.
The man will be charged with ‘‘ willful and obscene’’ and possession of prohibited drugs at Blacktown Local Court on January 23.