A MAN wielding a machete terrified clients and security guards at the Tranby House hostel in Aberdeen Street about 8.55am on June 15. “The suspect has produced a machete from his pants and brandished it at another man,” Constable Ron Bayens said. He alleged the weapon was used to threaten a security guard who intervened and the man (pictured), who was not wearing shoes, ran off while continuing to swing the potentially lethal blade. Const Bayens said 25-year-old James Bropho was later identified as the man with the machete and he is currently being sought for the incident.
A MAN (pictured) damaged cars by jumping on vehicles outside Fibber McGee’s pub in Newcastle Street about 8.30am on June 6. “He ran and jumped on several cars, causing panel damage,” Const Bayens said. The man was described as about 20, fair-skinned with shoulderlength blond hair. He wore a multi-coloured shirt with vertical stripes.
A SHOPLIFTER allegedly kicked staff at Woolworths in Aberdeen Street about 10.05am on June 3. Const Bayens said the man was initially confronted by staff when he was seen taking items without paying. “The suspect returned and kicked the victim’s leg,” Const Bayens said. The male attacker (pictured) was described as 20 to 30, fairskinned, with brown shoulderlength hair. He wore a black hooded jumper.
Police are looking for a machete-wielding man who threatened people at a hostel.