The crime report: Pittwater



Get the lowdown on the recent incidents reported near you.

Warriewood woman stabs elderly 

A man and a woman in their 70s were rushed to hospital in February after being stabbed by a woman at their home in Warriewood. 

Police were called after 11am, where they found a man who allegedly had stab wounds to his stomach and gashes across his chest and a woman who had stab wounds to her legs. 

Both victims were rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital to receive immediate treatment. 

A third woman with stab wounds was also taken to RNSH before being taken into police custody. 

Police are continuing investigations. 

Flood recovery scam 

A warning has recently been issued to residents impacted by the recent severe weather event to be wary of flood recovery scammers. 

Previous natural disasters have seen rogue scammers engage in fraudulent behaviour, according to Minister for Fair Trading, Eleni Petinos.

This fraudulent behaviour includes setting up fake charities or ripping off flood victims by conducting dodgy repair jobs. 

"If they badger people or behave in an intimidating or threatening manner to try to get a quote accepted, they should be asked to leave. If they refuse, contact the police,” says Ms Petinos.

“NSW Fair Trading is planning to have investigators and inspectors on the ground in areas impacted by floods to ensure residents are being protected.”

Figures from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's Scamwatch website reveal there were 92,117 reported scams in NSW in 2021, with the total amount lost reaching over $110 million.

‘Drug lord’ hit with new charges

A notorious former restaurateur and alleged ‘drug lord’ from Bayview is facing new charges.

The 34-year-old has been charged with attempting to obstruct or pervert the course of justice; using equipment connected to a network to commit a serious offence; and dealing with suspected proceeds of an indictable crime worth less than $100,000.

These charges come after the man was alleged to be the driving force behind the attempted importation of 900 kilograms of cocaine, which had a street value of $270 million.

He has been remanded in custody since he was captured at the NSW/Queensland border back in November following attempts to evade authorities, including an alleged plan to sail out of the country from Wollongong to southeast Asia, and then on to Europe.

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