Charges laid over Toukley incident

A man and woman have been charged after an alleged robbery and assault at Toukley.

At about 8.20pm on Wednesday, June 8 Police were told two women were speaking with the occupants of a car on Hargraves St, Toukley, when the driver of the car leant over and grabbed one woman’s mobile phone from her hand.

The car then allegedly drove from the scene, turning left onto Main Rd in the direction of Gorokan.

A short time later, the woman agreed to meet the occupants of the car on Main Rd.

When the car returned, the passenger allegedly demanded money to return the phone before the driver exited the vehicle and allegedly assaulted one of the women with a gas cylinder.

A male passer-by went to assist the woman before the passenger exited the vehicle and a verbal argument occurred with the male.

The driver and passenger returned to the car and drove from the scene.

The incident was reported at Toukley Police Station with officers attached to Tuggerah Lakes Police District commencing an investigation.

Following inquiries, a man and woman were arrested about 8.40pm on Thursday, June 9 on Douglas St, Dora Creek.

They were taken to Toronto Police Station where they were charged.

The 24-year-old woman, believed to be the driver at the time of the incident, was charged with steal from the person (less than $2,000), armed with intent commit indictable offence, two counts of stalk/intimidate intend fear, physical harm (personal), and common assault.

She was refused bail and appeared before Toronto Local Court on Friday, June 10, where she was formally refused bail to appear before Wyong Local Court on Wednesday, July 20.

The 29-year-old man, believed to be the passenger at the time of the incident, was charged with demand property with menaces with intent to steal, knowingly deal with proceeds of crime, and stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm (personal).

He was refused bail and also appeared before Toronto Local Court on June 10, where he was formally refused bail to reappear before Wyong Local Court on Thursday, August 4.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.


Tuggerah Lakes Police

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