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Charged man tried to run from police while being searched

A man has been charged with supplying drugs and assaulting police after being arrested in Campbelltown yesterday.

About 1.30pm officers attached to the Campbelltown Proactive Crime Team stopped a man on Hoddle Avenue and a search of the 31-year-old man allegedly revealed a large amount of cash in his wallet.

As officers continued their search and inquiries, the man allegedly tried to escape and police had to restrain him.

He then allegedly resisted arrest, elbowing one of the officers in the face.

Despite his attempts, the man was controlled and arrested.

A search of the man’s vehicle allegedly revealed a quantity of gold, drugs and cash.

He was taken to Campbelltown Police Station where he was charged with driving while disqualified, supplying prohibited drug, assault police causing actual bodily harm, resisting arrest and two counts of dealing with proceeds of crime.

He was refused bail to appear at Campbelltown Local Court today.

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In a separate incident, police are continuing to investigate an armed robbery in a Narellan reserve.

Police say the incident took place around 7pm.

A 20-year-old woman and a 16-year-old youth met up with two teenage girls, aged 17 and 16, at Queen Street Reserve, near the Parktree Place entrance.

Just before 11.30pm, the group was approached by a large group of males, one allegedly armed with a small firearm and another with a machete.

The man threatened the 20-year-old female with the firearm, before demanding her cap, bag and sneakers.

The 16-year-old youth punched one of the males, before the group fled the park.

Officers from Camden Police Area Command were notified and attended the park where a crime scene was established.

The youth carrying the firearm is described as being aged about 17, 183cm tall, with a skinny build and New Zealand accent.

The youth carrying the machete is described as being aged about 16, 183cm tall, with a muscular build.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Narellan Police Station on 4632 4499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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