Officer from the Gangs Squad’s Strike Force Raptor have arrested two more people over an armed robbery and kidnapping in Warrimoo.
A 45-year-old man was arrested at Silverwater about noon on Tuesday, November 6 and charged with a range of offences including robbery whilst armed with a dangerous weapon, firing a firearm into building, and possessing a firearm. He was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today (November 7).
The development follows the arrest of a 17-year-old girl on Friday afternoon at Belfield. She was charged with aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence; robbery in company; demand property by force; and take/detain person in company with intent to obtain advantage. She faced court at the weekend where she was granted conditional bail to reappear at Parramatta Children’s Court on November 19.
The arrests stem from an incident on September 29 this year when officers stopped a stolen car in the Blue Mountains and found a loaded pistol.
Investigations revealed that a number of people had allegedly been involved in an aggravated break and enter on a home at Warrimoo earlier that day where a firearm was discharged into a television.
Police will allege prior to the shooting, the occupant of the home was robbed, kidnapped and forced to withdraw cash from an ATM.
Three other people arrested by Strike Force Raptor investigators in October also remain before the courts.
Strike Force Raptor was established by State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad in 2009.
Anyone with information to assist police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.