Man charged following alleged home invasions and carjackings

A man has been charged, a second remains in custody and the search for two others continues following two alleged home invasions, high-speed crash, and carjackings in Fairfield and Liverpool on Saturday.

It’s alleged, four men wearing balaclavas forced entry to a home on Francis Street at Fairfield about 7am, armed with poles and firearms.

A 55-year-old woman was assaulted, before the men went into a granny flat and assaulted a 32-year-old man with an iron bar.

They stole jewellery and cash before fleeing in a white Mercedes. The two occupants were taken to hospital for treatment.

It’s alleged, a second home invasion occurred on Anton Place at Bonnyrigg, about 8.15am, when four balaclava-clad men threatened the 42-year-old male occupant of the home.

Police have been told two of the men were armed with firearms and during the confrontation a round was discharged inside the house.

The occupant’s partner and child were home at the time; however, no one was injured.

Shortly after, a white Mercedes was seen driving at speeds of up to 200km/h along the M5 at Moorebank.

As the vehicle neared the Moorebank Avenue off-ramp, it crashed into hit another car and caught alight.

Four men wearing balaclavas got out of the Mercedes with two seen fleeing on foot.

A grey Nissan Navara 4WD was allegedly carjacked at gunpoint by the two other men.

This vehicle was abandoned a short time later at a service station on Newbridge Road at Moorebank, when a second vehicle – a yellow Holden Commodore – was carjacked.

Following an extensive search by police, with the assistance of Polair and the Dog Unit, two men were arrested at Prestons.

A 28-year-old man was found at a school on Kurrajong Road and a 39-year-old man was found on the roof of a home on Grevillea Crescent.

The older man was taken to Liverpool Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The younger man was taken to Liverpool Police Station and charged with three counts of special aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence-weapon, be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, and knowingly participate in criminal group assist crime.

He has been refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Sunday 10 March 2019).

As inquiries continue to locate those involved, police are asking anyone who sights the yellow 2010 model Holden Commodore (with NSW registration plates DAN-359) to contact triple zero immediately.

Police are urging the public not to approach the vehicle, as its occupants are considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.