Blacktown police are seeking information on four separate fires in Blacktown last week.
Police said the first occurred between 8.20pm and 8.30pm last Tuesday in a garbage bin outside a home in Rossvale Street, Toongabbie.
The second was about 11pm on the same day when the Rural Fire Service were called to extinguish a grass fire on Peter Brock Drive at Eastern Creek.
Police said at about 1pm last Tuesday a fire was seen in Doonside Crescent’s bushland reserve.
Police, NSW Fire and Rescue and Rural Fire Services attended.
The fire was contained to the reserve.
About 12.15am last Wednesday a Ford Transporter parked in Turvey Street, Blacktown was set alight but the blaze was extinguished before any other property was damaged.
Anyone with information on these incidents should call Blacktown police on 96719199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.
Couple robbed in car park
Six men robbed a couple at a shopping centre car park in Blacktown last Tuesday.
Police said a man demanded money from the couple as they were loading groceries into the boot of their car at about 10.10pm.
When the pair said they had no money the man threatened them and called on five other accomplices to surround them.
The couple the handed over some money before the the offenders ran from the area.
The six are described as being of African appearance with one identified as wearing a green jumper and another wearing a black jacket with an orange tiger print on the back.
Mobile phone stolen
A teenager stole a mobile phone from a 20-year-old Woodcroft man after pretending to ask him for the time in Blacktown last Monday.
Police said the man alighted a train at Doonside station at about 10pm and was walking along the concourse.
When he took his mobile phone from his pocket to check the time, the teenager snatched it and ran towards Doonside Road with a friend.
The offender is described as being of Caucasian description, chubby build, about 14-15 years old and red hair.
His friend is described as being of African appearance, 14-15 years old, wearing a dark jacket and dark jeans.
Tyres and rims taken
The owner of a car found four tyres and alloy rims missing after parking his car overnight at Seven Hills last weekend.
Police said the man parked his Holden Commodore at Prospect Highway.
On returning he found the car’s four tyres and alloy rims had been removed.
Learner driver caught
A Blacktown driver was charged with three offences after he was stopped by highway patrol officers at Doonside last Wednesday.
Police said the man, 29, was charged with being an unaccompanied learner driver, not displaying L plates and not complying with police direction.
At 10.20pm the officers tried to stop a Maroon Ford Festiva on Richmond Road.
The car slowed down but did not stop until it reached the intersection of Woodcroft Drive where it stopped at a red traffic light.
The driver told police that he did not realise they wanted him to stop.