Carjacking Offences and Defences in NSW

Poppy Morandin.   A young woman has been charged following investigations into an alleged carjacking at Castle Hill. Police allege that the 18-year-old female flagged down a 40-year-old man, driving a Holden Commodore, claiming that she was injured. After the man had stopped the vehicle to assist the woman, he was threatened by two men ...continue reading

The Offence of Stealing a Car or Motor Vehicle in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It’s never been easier to have food delivered to your doorstep. Indeed, with the myriad of food-ordering apps now available, meals can now be dropped off to you, sometimes within minutes. But while the food delivery trend has exploded over the last several years, so too has it swamped ...continue reading

The Offence of Stealing Animals Ordinarily Kept in Confinement in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Let’s face it, piglets are pretty darn cute. Sure, they may not be for everyone. But if you ask us, it’s hard not to be enticed by their adorable baby-pig size, their playful nature, enthusiastic outlook, even their vocabulary of oinks, snorts and squeals. For one Canberra man, the ...continue reading

Dog Stolen in Broad Daylight Caught on Camera

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was the callous moment a woman in Adelaide, posing as a Good Samaritan, stole a new staffy puppy right from its owner’s arms in broad daylight before speeding off to escape the scene. Animal lover, Rhiannon Green, had become parent to the Staffordshire bull terrier puppy for ...continue reading

The Grinch That Stole Christmas Presents: Woman Charged After Daylight Thefts

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Christmas is supposed to be the season of giving – a time of generosity and helping others that even goes beyond family and friends. While most of us embrace this spirit, unfortunately, amongst us lie Grinches, who, if not steal Christmas, certainly pilfer parcels at the expense of others. ...continue reading

Sydney’s Inner West Community Band Together to Help Find “Jake the Jack Russell” After He Was Stolen Outside Supermarket

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It’s a tale of tenacity and treasured community spirit, which, if Jake the Jack Russell could speak, would say had an excellent ending for his owner. In the afternoon of Saturday 30 August 2020, Jake the Jack Russell and his owner, 51-year-old Gerard Murphy, went for a stroll to ...continue reading

Brave Little Boy Endures 12-Hour Joyride Hiding in Stolen Vehicle Until Safe to Get Help

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A brave seven-year-old boy from Perth has endured a horror joyride that lasted almost 12 hours after a stranger stole a family vehicle inside which the young boy had fallen asleep. It is reported that around 8:40pm on Saturday 10 October 2020, a white Mitsubishi Pajero Sports four-wheel drive ...continue reading

Man Commits a Break & Enter in a Sydney CBD Woolworths Store Stealing $2 Bag of Nuts

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was the bizarre craving that saw a man break and enter into a Woolworths store in Sydney’s CBD, cause $750 worth of damage in the process, then go on to steal a packet of mixed nuts worth about $2. Indeed, one may surmise that if you were going ...continue reading

Latest BOSCAR statistics and the need for greater focus on rehabilitation: An interview with Deputy Mayor of Dubbo and Barrister Stephen Lawrence

By Poppy Morandin.   Recent release of crime statistics detailing a quarterly update for this year, have revealed that crime across most of NSW has remained stable or fallen in the two years to June 2020. A major exception to this finding was within the crime category of sexual assault, which has risen 9.4% over ...continue reading

Woman Dragged Out of Car by Hammer-Wielding Man During Frightening Carjacking Incident

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was the frightening moment a woman in Adelaide was approached by a hammer-wielding man who went on to smash her car window before dragging her out of her vehicle. The attempted carjacking incident is reported to have occurred in the afternoon of 10 August 2020, when a ...continue reading

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