Man uses counterfeit note in North Ryde

RYDE Police are searching for a suspect who attempted use a counterfeit $50 note to pay a shopping bill last Saturday.

The alleged offence occured around 11:30am at a supermarket in the Macquarie Shopping Centre and was detected when the note was rejected by the supermarket’s self service machine.

“The male suspect had attempted to use the note, before being approached by staff and then paid with another fifty dollar note before leaving the store,” Ryde Police said.

“Enquires are continuing to identify him.”

Ryde Police urge the community to be vigilant when receiving change from retail outlets. “If you think you may have come into possession of any counterfeit notes, you should report the matter to police, by attending your local police station.”

***

A SHOPLIFTING team was caught at Macquarie Shopping Centre around 7.30 last Sunday.

Ryde Police allege the team of a 22 year old man and 20 year old woman from Marsfield stole several items from the store and placed in seperate trolleys before leaving the store without paying for them.

***

SEVERAL drink drivers were apprehended by police last week.

They include a 31 year old man from Ermington who failed a random breath test on Victoria Road, Ryde and a learner motorcycle rider returned a reading of 0.150 and was issued a licence suspension notice.

He is due to appear in Burwood Local Court in May.

***

A SUSPENDED 48 year old Pennant Hills man was caught driving in Pennant Hills last Wednesday.

He was caught around noon on Beecroft Rd after his vehicle had been detected as being used by a suspended driver.

He is due to appear in Burwood Local Court on Thursday, April 23 .