Street­watch

Guardian Express - - STREETWATCH -

NORTH­BRIDGE

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.

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