POLICE NEWS: Man arrested after boy bitten

A MAN has been charged with assault after a boy was bitten during an attempted robbery at Macquarie Park.

The 20 year old was arrested on Liverpool Street, Sydney around 5.30 pm on Wednesday but is not the man accused of biting the 13 year old at a shopping centre in Macquarie Park around 11.40 on the previous Monday.

He was taken to Ryde Police Station where he was charged with Common Assault and was refused bail.

Police allege the boy was approached by two males who threatened him and tried to steal his shoes when he was bitten on the cheek.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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A BURGLARY suspect was caught by Ryde Police on Wednesday.

Police allege the 49 suspect from Carlingford broke into a Carlingford home around 1.30am on Wednesday and stole a whipper snipper and a blower from a carport.

He was captured on Alamein Avenue after being placed under surveillance.

He was taken to Ryde Police Station where he was charged with Steal Property In Dwelling-House, two counts of Enter Inclosed Land Without Lawful Excuse and Found with Intent To Commit Indictable Offence Previous Conviction.

He was given conditional bail to appear before Burwood Local Court on May 14.

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Enjoy a coffee with Ryde Local Area Command Police. Pictured are Ryde Local Area Command Crime Manager Detective Inspector Glyn Baker (centre) with Constable Daniel Hawkins and Leading Senior Constable Melissa Hall (TWT on-the-spot PHOTO).

A COFFEE day has been organised by Ryde police on Tuesday May 8, to discuss community issues and build community relationships.

The event begins at the Eastwood Mall from 9:00am to 10:30am.and will move onto the Top Ryde City Shopping Centre from 11am to 12:30pm on Lower Ground Floor Two ,near Woolworths.

Police Supt John Duncan said the majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations and these situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community.

“Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about Police work in the Ryde Police Area Command,” he said.

“Some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.”