Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Lollipop Gang Linked to Kidnap; Home Invaders Arrested at Ocean Shores Questioned over Another Incident

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Lollipop Gang Linked to Kidnap; Home Invaders Arrested at Ocean Shores Questioned over Another Incident

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Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison ava.benny-morrison@northernstar.com.au

TWO teenagers allegedlyinvolved in the a[approximately]lollipop gang' home invasion at Casino on the weekend have been linked to a kidnapping in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta.

Byron Bay police responded to a call to Ocean Shores yesterday morning, where they arrested a 16-year-old from North Parramatta, a 14-year-old from Tweed Heads and a 13-year-old from Merrylands who were damaging private property.

Police also allege the three males are responsible for abizarre home invasion at Casino on Sunday, where they ent-ered an elderly couple's home about 11am armed with Stanley knives, tied up the couple and stole their car after raiding their lolly jar and offering the victims some. The stolen car was found at Ocean Shores when the youths were arrested yesterday.

Richmond Local Area Command crime manager, Detective Inspector Greg Moore, said police had identified the 16-year-old and the 13-year-old as being linked to an incident in Parramatta last Tuesday where a man was assaulted, kidnapped and forced into his car and driven to Casino. …

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