POLICE have arrested one man in connection with two separate robberies in Blacktown last week.
The Port Macquarie man, 25, was charged with robbery, assault and affray at a house in Kildare Road at 3.30pm on February 24.
Police said he tried to persuade his disabled Doonside friend to give him his medical prescription so that he could sell the drug.
When his friend refused he took it from the man’s backpack after threatening him with a broken bottle before leaving.
He returned to demand the man’s identity paper and slapped him when he refused.
Police said the man then left and assaulted a couple living nearby.
The couple’s neighbour called the police who arrived and arrested him.
Police said in another robbery at 9.50pm on February 18, a Lidcombe man, 37, was travelling on a train between Blacktown and Seven Hills when he was approached by two men who demanded money from him.
The victim said he did not have any money.
When the train arrived at Seven Hills the victim tried to get off the train, but was stopped by the two men.
As the train continued on to Toongabbie the two men threatened the victim again and took his wrist watch.
Another passenger then shouted at the men and they got off the train at Toongabbie station.
The two men are described as Caucasian, between 20 and 25 and 180cm tall.
One has a solid build and brown hair and was wearing a white T-shirt, while the other had a thin build and was wearing a blue T-shirt and a dark hat.
A WATERLOO man, 36, was arrested by police for stealing a woman’s purse at Seven Hills last Tuesday.
Officers from Blacktown arrested him after seeing him hiding the purse inside his shirt while running to Cacia Avenue at 9.10am.
His victim, and a good samaritan who chased after him in a car, told police he had stolen the purse from the woman’s handbag earlier at Prospect Highway.
The man was arrested and will be charged with stealing at Blacktown Local Court later this week.
Teens demand cigarettes
POLICE have arrested two teenagers who assaulted a woman for refusing to give them cigarettes at Blacktown train station last Thursday.
The two 15-year-old were detained when they returned to the station after they were chased away by a security guard at 2.50am.
The 25-year-old Pendle Hill woman was walking along the concourse of the station when approached by the two boys.
A station guard was spat on when he intervened.
Two ATMs set alight
POLICE are hunting for the people who set fire to two ATMs on Hillend Road in Doonside today.
A police spokeswoman said two cars were seen near the ATM just before the fire started at about 1.55am.
She described the cars as a red or maroon-coloured sedan, possibly a Ford or Holden, and a small green sedan.
In the third fire residents found a lounge chair on the front veranda of a house alight at Suncrest Place, Doonside at 10.45pm last Friday.
A resident was woken by her house smoke alarm and noticed smoke coming in under the front door.
She extinguished the fire with buckets of water.
Objects thrown at buses
POLICE are looking for two boys who threw unidentified objects at two buses entering the Blacktown bus-rail interchange last Wednesday at about 6.15pm.
They are described as Caucasian teenagers.
One was wearing a black shirt and blue shorts while the second was wearing a white shirt, blue shorts and black hat.
If you have any information contact Blacktown police, 9671 9199 or Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000.