Police have charged a man, 70, with indecent assault and intimidation following an incident involving a woman in a car in Blacktown last Monday.
He will appear before Blacktown Local Court on December 18.
Police said a 21-year-old Mount Druitt woman was walking along Kildare Road at about 12.20pm when she was approached by the man.
He invited her to join him for a coffee, which she declined.
Police said she continued walking to Warrick Lane car park, got into her vehicle and wound down the windows.
The man then approached her car and assaulted her.
A nearby witness came to her aid on hearing her screams and police arrived shortly and arrested the man.
Two men, one armed with a syringe, robbed a 23-year-old Hoxton man of cash and a mobile phone at Huntingwood on Sunday.
Police said at about 1.30am the man’s car was waiting at a red light at the intersection of Huntingwood Drive and Great Western Highway when he was approached by two men who threatened him with a syringe.
The first man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 30, about 180cm tall, thin build, wearing a red baseball cap and white jumper.
The second man also of Caucasian appearance, slightly shorter than the first man, medium build and aged about 30.
House set on fire
Police have arrested a man who allegedly set fire to a house he was evicted from at Lalor Park late last month.
They found the 42-year-old man in International Park after a chase at Bassell Lane in Seven Hills last Monday.
The man was charged with causing $15,000 worth of damage by fire, breaking an Apprehended Violence Order and a breach of bail order.
He will appear before Blacktown Local Court on December 13.
Pair force their way into home
Police have arrested one of two men who broke into a house at Seven Hills on Sunday.
He was picked up by Hawkesbury detectives who acted on information early this morning.
Police said a woman, 48, and her three children were sleeping in their Ellam Drive home at about 9am when she heard a knock on the door.
On opening the door she saw two men with their faces covered.
She tried to shut the door but they forced it open and entered the home.
The children who were awaken by the woman’s screams ran to the front of the house.
On seeing the men the children ran out of the back door and raised the alarm.
The two men then ran from the home and were seen driving off in a blue car.
Walls smashed with hammer
Police are hunting for four people who smashed the walls with a wooden mallet after breaking into a house in Blacktown on Sunday.
Police said at about 7am a 24-year-old man, a 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man were asleep in their Indigo Way home when they heard a loud bang at the front of the house.
When the 24-year-old opened the door, he was confronted by two men and two women, one of whom was carrying a wooden mallet.
They demanded cash and then the women started smashing walls in the house with the mallet.
They also smashed the rear window of a car parked in the driveway.
One of the men is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 180cm tall, medium build, short hair, wearing white overalls and a white face mask and one of the women of Caucasian appearance, about 35-40 years old, skinny build and wearing a red jumper.
Police encourage anyone with information to contact Blacktown Police on 96719199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or use the Crime Stoppers page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.