Local Police News- On The Beat
Lismore detectives are calling on three young men who were involved in a violent assault and robbery on Friday night near the Lismore Tourist Caravan Park in Dawson Street to come forward, as their identities are known. In the incident, three victims were assaulted with one robbed. Police allege five young men were approached by a 33-year-old man who asked them to quieten down. A short time later, the man was assaulted by the youths who hit him with a blunt object, jumped on him and kicked him while he was on the ground, then stole a sum of money and his wallet.
The victims 17-year-old step-daughter and a 49-year-old man who tried to help him were also assaulted. On Tuesday this week, police arrested and charged two teenagers aged 16 and 17 with robbery in company, affray, and assault, including assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The 33-year-old man was treated in Lismore Base Hospital for a serious laceration to the head, bruising to the rib area, jaw area and lower back. The 17-year-old woman suffered soreness and bruising to the left side of her face, while the 49-year-old man suffered minor injuries.
Witnesses are being sought to the malicious damage of sporting fields on Summerland Way, Kyogle, last weekend in which the grass surface of the fields was torn up by a motor vehicle doing burnouts. Information to Kyogle police on 6632 1444.
Business owners are again being urged to secure their premises after several businesses in the South Lismore area were targeted earlier this week by thieves who stole a small amount of cash and ransacked several premises, causing major damage. Information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A 22-year-old man and a 14-year-old teenager were arrested after a burglary at a licensed premises in Alstonville last week.
A diesel and a welder valued at $3000 were stolen from a rural property on Mount Marsh Road, Mount Marsh last Friday afternoon. The 14-horsepower welder with a Wisconsin petrol engine is blue/silver in colour with two small wheels.
A pushbike valued at $1500 was stolen from a property in Pine Street, North Lismore, on Monday night.