The crime report: North Shore
Get the lowdown on the recent incidents reported near you.
Pharmacy hold-up foiled
A 32-year-old man has been arrested after holding up an Artarmon pharmacy at knife point.
Police were called to the Nick Logan Pharmacy on Hampden Road about 2pm on Monday 2 August over reports a man had entered the store and was demanding prescription drugs.
It is alleged the man had a knife and was pointing it at staff members, who were serving customers at the time.
According to officers that attended the scene, staff members managed to direct the customers, including children and the elderly, out of the store and to safety.
A quick-thinking employee then locked the door behind him, trapping the man inside the pharmacy.
Police were called and the man was arrested and taken to Chatswood Police Station where he was charged with robbery armed with dangerous weapon.
He appeared in court late last month.
Lockdown violator caught
A North Willoughby local was issued a Penalty Infringement Notice (PIN) after hosting a children’s group fencing lesson in late July.
In a visit to a house on McCabe Place on Wednesday 28 July, police found the woman hosting a lesson for two children inside the home.
Police allege the woman tried to claim one of the children as her own, before the children’s parents arrived to pick them up, exposing her lie.
Officers say the woman breached the Public Health Orders by conducting a lesson indoors and exceeding the exercise person limit.
The police callout followed a report made to Crime Stoppers.
An elderly man is in a critical condition after being struck by a car while crossing the road adjacent to Cammeray shops in early August.
Police say the 74-year-old was crossing at lights on Miller Street, next to popular café Maggio’s, when he was hit by a Honda Accord at about 6.45pm on Sunday 1 August.
Passers-by contacted emergency services and rendered first aid to the man.
Paramedics and police attended a short time later and treated the man for head injuries.
He was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical but stable condition.
The 81-year-old driver was uninjured and taken to hospital for mandatory testing.
Anyone with information about the incident, particularly dashcam footage, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.