Man in court over Hoxton Park armed robbery

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crimestoppersA man was scheduled to face Liverpool court today following an alleged armed robbery of a newsagency in Hoxton Park.

Police say a man allegedly armed with a knife entered a newsagency on Hoxton Park Road yesterday at around noon.

An employee and a customer ran from the store, before the man allegedly took cash and cigarettes and fled the scene.

Officers attached to Green Valley Local Area Command patrolling the area stopped the man a short distance away from the newsagency and questioned him.

After police allegedly located a knife, cash and cigarettes on the 24-year-old man, he was arrested at the scene and taken to Green Valley Police Station.

The man was charged with robbery whilst armed with offensive implement . He was refused bail until his court appearance today.

* Police are appealing for information after a group of people were approached and assaulted by a second group of people, leaving a man in a critical condition in Chipping Norton yesterday September 2).

Just after noon, a group of men and women were walking along Boolarong Avenue when a second group armed with bats and metal bars approached them.

Police have been told the armed group proceeded to assault three men and two women in the unarmed group.

Of the most serious injuries, an 18-year-old woman was punched and kicked, and a 22-year-old man was hit on the head by a metal bar.

The armed group fled the scene and emergency services were called.

The 22-year-old man was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition, suffering a fractured skull and bleeding to the brain.

The 18-year-old woman was also taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.

The remaining injured people were treated at the scene by Ambulance Paramedics.

As officers attached to Liverpool Local Area Command continue to investigate the incident, they are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information on the incident to come forward.

* Police are appealing for information after a boy was allegedly approached by a man in Mount Pritchard yesterday.

According to the police report, a five-year-old boy was walking home from school along Meadows Road yesterday afternoon, with his aunt and older siblings just ahead of him.

The boy has told police two men driving a white convertible stopped beside him. The passenger offered the boy a lollipop and the boy refused.

The car drove from the scene and the boy alerted his aunt, who contacted police.

The passenger is described as having a dark complexion and his hair was styled into a Mohawk. He was wearing sunglasses and had tattoos on both arms.

The driver is described as having a dark complexion.

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