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BRAZEN DAYLIGHT ROBBERY AT EAST MAITLAND

Police are investigating an armed hold-up at the Maitland Mutual Building Society at East Maitland. An offender armed with a gun, entered the George Street branch around 9:30am. He fled with cash and was seen leaving the area in a white Holden Commodore driven by another man. No was was injured during the incident.    

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MAN CHARGED WITH COMMITTING AN INDECENT ACT

A man will front court today accused of committing an indecent act in front of two girls at Lake Macquarie. The 14 year olds were walking along Main Road, Edgworth at 8.30pm on Monday when a man allegedly performed an indecent act. The teenagers fled and raised the alarm. The 48 year old man was arrested in his Edgeworth home yesterday and later charged with two counts of committing an aggravated act of indecency.

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WOMAN DROWNS AT SNAPPER POINT

In breaking news, a woman has died  at a notorious drowning spot, south of Newcastle.   Police say the 43-year-old was rock fishing with her husband at Snapper Point when she was washed off rocks at around 5:15 this afternoon. It’s believed she wasn’t wearing a lifejacket at the time. The tragedy is the second drowning in the area this week.

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CHARGES LAID FOLLOWING ALLEGED PURSUIT

A 31 year old man will front court following a police pursuit through Newcastle’s western suburbs. Around 3.30pm yesterday, police tried to pull over holden Commodore sedan on Sandgate road, Wallsend. It’s alleged the man sped off with officers giving chase. However the pursuit was called off over safety concerns. A short time later the car was discovered on Lorna Street, Waratah West. The dog squad was called in to search nearby swamp land, eventually finding the man hiding in a creek. Upon searching him, police allegedly found a small amount of methyl amphetamine while a search of the vehicle located a 12 gauge sawn off shotgun The 31 year old has been charged with a raft of offences including possessing prohibited drugs, driving while disqualified and Skye’s law.

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