Keilor East home invasion with Melbourne family inside caught on CCTV


The terrifying moment a group of men used a sledgehammer to break into a Melbourne home as a family slept inside has been caught on CCTV.

On December 18 around 3.25am, a man is believed to have used a sledgehammer to force entry into the house on Nicola Court in Keilor East.

Two other men were with him and were armed with a tomahawk and a semi-automatic firearm.

A 44-year-old man and woman as well as their two young children were asleep inside.

Confronting CCTV footage from outside the front door shows the men smashing into the front door and screaming can be heard shortly after.

A male resident was then pushed to the ground and punched in the head.

The home invaders made demands for a number of items and stole more than $40,000 worth of property as well as the victim’s grey Audi sedan.

The vehicle, with the registration AWH013, was last seen travelling in a convoy with a white Dodge station wagon believed to have been stolen in a separate incident.

Victoria released the CCTV of the three men they believe can assist with the investigation on Friday.

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CCTV inside Bimberi Youth Detention Centre




CCTV footage of inside Bimberi Youth Detention Centre in Canberra in 2019.

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CCTV captures Geelong police officer David Magher kicking man in custody



CCTV footage has captured a Geelong police officer kicking a man in custody as he falls to the ground at a police station.

Sergeant David Phillip Magher allegedly assaulted Andrew Birch three times while he was in custody at Corio Police Station on September 21, 2018.

A three-day hearing into the alleged assault began in the Geelong Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The incident unfolded after police officers were called to Corio Village Shopping Centre in response to what was believed to be an armed robbery by a man and a woman carrying a knife, the court heard.

When police arrived, the couple fled in opposite directions and a police chase on foot ensued. Mr Birch was arrested shortly after and taken to Corio Police Station.

CCTV footage from Corio Police Station played in court showed Sergeant Magher and another police officer trying to bring an erratic Mr Birch under control as he exited a divisional van.

Mr Birch is seen lunging at the other police officer, who points capsicum spray at Mr Birch before tackling him to the ground.

Footage then shows Sergeant Magher kicking Mr Birch as he falls, then kicking him twice more while he is lying on the ground surrounded by other officers.

Sergeant Magher was suspended without pay and charged with assault following an investigation by Victoria Police’s Professional Standards Command.

Mr Birch, then 36, died four days after being released from Geelong Police Station in 2018.

His death is the subject of an open coronial investigation.

During questioning of a police witness, defence lawyer Stewart Bayles asked whether kicking by a police officer was sometimes considered an appropriate act “to seek compliance” and a “tactical advantage over a resisting suspect”.

A hearing was due to finish on Wednesday afternoon but was extended due to technological issues.

The release of the CCTV footage to the media was denied by the court.

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Indigenous man bailed after Darwin Local Court shown CCTV footage police said did not exist


An Indigenous man who spent more than 100 days in prison has been released on bail after a Darwin court heard CCTV footage shows he is not responsible for an assault he was charged over.

Police and prosecutors had both denied the footage existed, prompting the man’s lawyer, Patrick McNally, to subpoena a copy from the casino.

Zarak Bolga, 44, was charged with aggravated assault and breaching a domestic violence order and then jailed on August 25 after his partner was assaulted outside Darwin’s Mindil Beach Casino.

At a bail hearing on Thursday, Mr McNally tendered CCTV to the Darwin Local Court that he says shows an unidentified woman carried out the attack.

But in a November 23 email read to the court, prosecutor Lee Campbell told Mr McNally the incident was not captured on camera.

“There is no casino CCTV available. Their CCTV does not cover the area outside the casino and they wipe their footage every two weeks,” the email read.

The court heard there had been two previous court orders, issued by Judge Greg Macdonald and Chief Judge Elizabeth Morris, compelling police to produce the footage.

“Numerous attempts were made to get the police to, I say, do their job and obtain this material — including orders by Judge Macdonald — which haven’t been complied with, and further orders by Her Honour the Chief Judge as well,” Mr McNally said.

“This is a matter where orders of the court have not been complied with and there’s been attempts made by members of the police to, I say, defy orders of the court,” Mr McNally said.

Constable summonsed to court

The court heard Mr Bolga went to Royal Darwin Hospital with the victim after the incident and was later arrested.

He initially applied for bail in August but was refused.

Before CCTV of the assault was played to the court, Local Court Judge Michael Carey asked: “Does this footage show females attacking the victim?”

“It does, Your Honour,” Mr McNally replied.

Patrick McNally from the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency says he has “very, very serious issues” with the investigation of his client.(ABC News: Andy Hyde)

The court also heard that during his arrest, Mr Bolga told police: “I didn’t do it. Get the CCTV at the casino; it’ll show what happened”.

Mr McNally requested the police officer in charge of the investigation, Constable Jessica Speckman, be summoned to the court on Monday to “explain how this matter has come so far, such that this man has been remanded since the 25th of August”.

“I have very, very serious issues with the conduct of the investigation and the prosecution in this matter,” Mr McNally said.

“The question is: is [Constable Speckman] lazy and did she not ask [for CCTV], or is she lying?”

Judge Carey suggested Constable Speckman may have been told by staff members at the casino that the CCTV did not exist.

Prosecutors did not speak at Mr Bolga’s bail hearing on Thursday.

“Looks like the Crown case is in very serious trouble,” Judge Carey said.

Constable Speckman was ordered to attend court to give evidence.

The case will return to court on Monday, December 7.



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Violent brawl between members of rival bikie gangs at Scarborough’s The Sandbar caught on CCTV


Police are investigating after a violent clash between members of rival bikie gangs broke out at a popular Scarborough bar.

The brawl kicked off about 7.30pm on Tuesday, shortly after the two bikies arrived at The Sandbar.

After exchanging harmless pleasantries — even shaking hands — the situation quickly soured, with CCTV footage obtained by Nine News showing one man repeatedly punching and kneeing the other.

As blow after blow was delivered, stunned staff and patrons scrambled out of the way, toppling over furniture in their rush to safety.

After initially shaking hands, the meeting between the rival bikies quickly soured.
Camera IconAfter initially shaking hands, the meeting between the rival bikies quickly soured. Credit: Nine News Perth

One of the men was taken from the popular beachside night spot to Royal Perth Hospital, while the other was charged by the WA National Anti-Gang Squad for fighting in public and causing fear.

It comes two months after a police sting which saw at least half a dozen Hells Angels bikies get ejected from The Lookout.

One of the men was taken from the popular beachside night spot to Royal Perth Hospital.
Camera IconOne of the men was taken from the popular beachside night spot to Royal Perth Hospital. Credit: Nine News Perth

At the time, Scarborough police Sergeant Craig Wanstall said the members of the outlaw motorcycle gang were resting their club colours on their laps, adding that it is not permitted to wear these patches as a condition of entry to licensed premises.

Gang crime officers ejected the Hells Angels under section 115 of the liquor licensing act for being “quarrelsome and disorderly”, but no arrests were made.



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CCTV footage captures terrifying moment Mercedes driver is carjacked and threatened with a knife


CCTV footage captures terrifying moment Mercedes driver is carjacked after being threatened with a knife at a petrol station

  • Mercedes driver threatened with knife  as his beloved $110,000 car is stolen
  • Tried to get into car as thief made getaway but was punched by motorcyclist 
  • CCTV captured shocking incident at petrol station in Sydney’s south-west
  • Police manhunt for two helmet-wearing robbers seen in footage continues

CCTV has captured the terrifying moment a young motorist was carjacked and threatened with a knife at a petrol station.

A manhunt is underway for two brazen helmet-wearing robbers who ambushed the 18-year-old at the Warwick Farm BP in Sydney’s south-west just after 7pm on Monday night.

Footage shows the motorist returning to his white Mercedes AMG where he’s confronted by a man armed with a knife.

The brazen thief (pictured) threatened the Mercedes owner with a knife before getting into the car

The thief then gets into the driver’s seat of the $110,000 luxury car and turns on the ignition as the owner is ordered to stand back.

The desperate owner tries to open the rear door to stop the quick getaway but is stopped by a second offender sitting on a motorbike behind the car.

The motorcyclist punches the man in the face and pushes him away from the Mercedes, allowing the driver to speed off.

The man manages to open the rear driver’s side door and tries to chase after his beloved car as the driver and his motorcyclist accomplice flee the scene. 

As young motorist tries to open the rear door, he's stopped by a motorcyclist who punches him in the face and pushes him away from the vehicle

As young motorist tries to open the rear door, he’s stopped by a motorcyclist who punches him in the face and pushes him away from the vehicle

The quick getaway was made possible after the owner left his keys in the car as he paid for petrol. 

The white Mercedes AMG with NSW registration plates DMR-95N was last seen heading south on the Hume Highway.  

Police say both offenders were wearing full face helmets at the time.

Anyone with information about the car’s whereabouts or the offenders involved is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The stolen white Mercedes AMG (pictured) was last speeding away from the petrol station heading and heading south along the Hume Highway

The stolen white Mercedes AMG (pictured) was last speeding away from the petrol station heading and heading south along the Hume Highway

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Last ever CCTV footage of ‘murdered’ Louise Smith, 16, shows her shopping with her killer uncle


Tragic teenager Louise Smith walking side by side with the uncle who killed her was shown in poignant CCTV footage released today of the night before her death.

Aspiring veterinary nurse Louise, 16, strolled with Shane Mays, 30, for him to buy alcohol from a nearby shop just before 8pm on May 7 this year.

But 24 hours later Mays had killed her after punching her to death after claiming he had ‘lost his temper’.

The footage of their trip was shown to jurors at Winchester Crown Court, Hants, this morning.

It was described by prosecutor James Newton-Price QC as ‘The last known CCTV footage of Louise’.

Mays is on trial for the murder of the vulnerable teenager, 16, but has confessed to her manslaughter.

The last piece of footage then showed the pair together again as they walked to the shops

They both went inside a Premier Store before they briefly split to go to different stores

They both went inside a Premier Store before they briefly split to go to different stores

Louise was captured on CCTV cameras visiting a nearby Tesco branch on her own

Louise was captured on CCTV cameras visiting a nearby Tesco branch on her own

Shane Mays was then seen leaving the shop and walking across pavement towards home

Shane Mays was then seen leaving the shop and walking across pavement towards home

Louise was also spotted in the same spot after they briefly split up for some shopping

Louise was also spotted in the same spot after they briefly split up for some shopping

Louise Smith and Shane Mays are seen walking back home in the last known video of her

Louise Smith and Shane Mays are seen walking back home in the last known video of her

The court has already heard claims he was a ‘predator’ accused of having a ‘sexual motivation’ to kill Louise, who had been living with him and his wife.

On Monday it was said he had previously ‘flirted’ with Louise by putting his arm around her and ‘pinning her down’.

Then on Tuesday jurors were shown a Snapchat video of Mays looking through Louise’s knees and tickling her on April 26, and were told he had ‘playfights’ with her.

The court has also heard his manslaughter plea meant he accepted he had walked with her to Havant Thicket, East Hampshire, on May 8.

Jurors were also told how Louise’s boyfriend hugged her and said ‘I love you’ the day before she died – the last time he saw her.

The court heard QC Andrew Langdon explain what Mays said had happened on the day.

Shane Mays, 29, admitted one charge of manslaughter but denies murdering the teenager

Shane Mays, 29, admitted one charge of manslaughter but denies murdering the teenager

Louise Smith, 16, went missing on VE Day in May, sparking a huge two-week search for her

Louise Smith, 16, went missing on VE Day in May, sparking a huge two-week search for her

The lawyer said: ‘He attacked her. His case is that he did so because of an argument which resulted in him losing control of his temper.

‘He repeatedly punched her and he accepts that his attack on her would have caused or contributed to her subsequent death.

‘He did not intend to kill her or to cause her really serious injury. He did not set fire to her.

‘He accepts that he told others that he had walked Louise to Emsworth Park when, in fact, he had not done so.

‘He accepts that CCTV sightings correctly identify him. He accepts the interpretation of the movement of Louise’s phone.

‘He accepts that DNA matching his was found there. He accepts that Louise’s blood was found on his left trainer and his fingerprint on her phone.’

Louise went missing on VE day and was not found until the morning of May 21, almost two weeks later.

Prosecutors said the girl’s blood had been found on Mays’ trainers and his fingerprints had been found on an item nearby.

DNA matching Mays’ wife and Louise’s aunt, Chazlynn Mays – known as CJ – was also found but the prosecution did not suggest she had played any part in the murder.

Louise had been living with Shane Mays (right) and his wife, Chazlynn Jayne Mays (left), 29

Louise had been living with Shane Mays (right) and his wife, Chazlynn Jayne Mays (left), 29

Police officers at the area of woodland in Havant, Hampshire, during their investigation in May

Police officers at the area of woodland in Havant, Hampshire, during their investigation in May

James Newton-Price QC, prosecuting, said: ‘It is clear, we say, that her killer lured her or persuaded her to walk to a remote location where he attacked her.

‘We say that you can conclude that this was an attack of unimaginable cruelty towards a vulnerable 16-year-old girl.

‘The shattering of the bones and the structure of her face, including the complete detachment of her jaw bone, indicates multiple blows to her head.

‘There is background evidence that Louise Smith was unhappy in the care of Shane Mays and his wife and that she, an adolescent, was drinking heavily in their flat on the night before she disappeared.’

Mr Newton-Price told how forensic scientists believed it was one billion times more likely than not that DNA found in blood spots on Mays’ trainers belonged to Louise.

Investigators found 11 sticks around Louise’s body, the court heard, placed around her as fuel to the fire which had been set on her body.

One of them had DNA on it with ‘possible contributors’ identified as Louise, Shane and CJ.

The likelihood of Shane having been a contributor was considered 38million times more likely than not and the likelihood of his wife having been a contributor was said to be 150 times more likely than not.

Mr Newton-Price told the jury: ‘For the avoidance of doubt, we are not suggesting and I do not think it will be suggested that Chazlynn Mays touched that stick.’

He added: ‘That DNA could have transferred to it by way of her husband Shane.

‘There is no evidence to place Chazlynn Mays outside Ringwood House or anywhere near Havant Thicket on May 8.

‘We say you may reasonably conclude that the person who burned and defiled her body was the defendant Shane Mays.’

Police re-arrested Mays six days after they found Louise’s body and put the findings of his DNA on Stick One and Louise’s blood on his trainers to him, the court was told.

In a prepared statement to the police, Mays had said: ‘I have been arrested on suspicion of murder and I strongly deny this allegation.

‘I have had no involvement at all in the murder of Louise Smith. That is all I wish to say at present.’

The victim’s boyfriend Bradley Kercher, then 17, told police he gave her a kiss goodbye the day before she died.

Mr Kercher, now 18, said: ‘On the Thursday [the day before she disappeared], I said goodbye to her, told her I love her and gave her a kiss and a cuddle.

‘That was the last time I saw her.’ Mr Kercher, who was in an on and off relationship with Louise for a year, said she and Mays ‘flirted’.

He said: ‘The way Louise was speaking about Shane, it was like he was flirting with her. He put his arm around her, tickled her, pinned her down, things like that.

‘Shane said he feels like Louise was flirting with him. They were both saying that both were flirting with one another but both denying it. I brushed it aside.’

He added: ‘Louise text me things like ”me and and Shane were walking to the shop and he put his arm around me” and ”we were walking to the shop and he pushed me in the bush”.

‘The way she was saying it was like they were flirting.’

Mr Kercher said he knew something was wrong when Louise failed to answer her phone – which had a Beauty and the Beast case – because she was ‘always on it’.

Mr Kercher and CJ had been told by Mays that he walked her three miles to a skate part in Emsworth, but Mr Kercher found it strange because ‘it was too far’.

He said when Mays walked through the door he complained ‘Lou takes the piss because she just made me walk her to Emsworth.

He continued: ‘CJ phoned her and her phone just kept ringing, ringing and ringing.

‘She kept trying to call her but when she didn’t pick up I knew something had happened and I knew I needed to get up to the skate park to see her.

‘Emsworth was too far, she didn’t know anyone there. It was unusual behaviour for Louise. When Shane said she went there it didn’t make sense in my head.

‘Then her phone would not answer, it didn’t add up.’ He added: ‘Her life was on her phone… She always had it around her. She was always on it.’

Giving evidence in court, Mr Kercher said Louise never expressed any interest in visiting Havant Thicket.

Mr Kercher said in conversations with Louise in the days before she died, she told him she ‘had enough’ of living with Mays and CJ.

He said: ‘She told me she had enough of the way Shane was speaking to her and the way she was being treated.

‘Louise text me that she didn’t like the way Shane spoke to her… She said he speaks to her like shit.’

The defendant, wearing a blue tee-shirt, sat in the dock at the court, where he admitted manslaughter on Monday. 

Mays, of Havant, Hampshire, denies murder but admits manslaughter and the trial continues.



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Detectives release CCTV images following armed robbery at Warners Bay – 16 News


Detectives investigating an armed robbery at a licensed premise near Newcastle earlier this year have released CCTV images and are appealing for public information that may assist their inquiries.

Just after 3am on Sunday 28 June 2020, two men – both armed with firearms – entered the storage area of a licensed premises on Hillsborough Road at Warners Bay and threatened a male staff member.

The men allegedly forced the employee to the ground, stealing his phone and wallet, as well as cash from the premises, before leaving the area.

The employee was not physically injured during the incident and officers from Lake Macquarie Police District were contacted.

With assistance from the Dog Unit, an extensive search of the area was conducted; however, the men were not located.

Initial inquiries were conducted by local police, before detectives from the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad took carriage of the investigation under Strike Force Milleara.

As part of ongoing inquires, Strike Force Milleara detectives conducted a secondary canvass of the licensed premises and surrounding areas earlier this month.

A section of North Creek was also searched with assistance of police divers from the Marine Area Command.

As inquiries continue, police are appealing to the public for information and have released CCTV of two men who may be able to assist with ongoing inquiries.

The men depicted in the CCTV footage are described as being about 170cm tall with a slim to medium build.

Both men are depicted wearing black pants, black jumpers and black face coverings. One of the men is seen to be carrying a black and white sports bag.

Robbery and Serious Crime Squad Commander, Detective Acting Superintendent Grant Taylor, said investigators are urging the community to look closely at the CCTV images to help officers identify the men.

“Police believe this premises was specifically targeted by those involved, as there appears to have been a level of planning and familiarity with the area and surrounding streets,” Det A/Supt Taylor said.

“Investigators have made a number of inquiries to establish the movements of these individuals prior to the offence and immediately after and are calling on the community to assist.

“This offence is extremely serious and frightening, and we would urge anyone with information, or who may recognise the men in these images, to come forward,” Det A/Supt Taylor said.

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Officer caught on CCTV allegedly assaulting robber tells court he thought his life was in danger


A police officer accused of kicking and stomping on a man after a botched armed robbery in a Melbourne pharmacy has told a court his life was being threatened.

James Vassilopoulos today faced the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, accused by corruption investigators of assaulting Jeamy Olaa in 2016.

Graphic security footage showed Mr Vassilopoulos allegedly punching, kicking and then stomping on Olaa, who came to Australia as a refugee from Sudan.

His barrister Geoffrey Steward read parts of the suspended senior constable’s statement to the court, where he described being threatened.

“I said, ‘Stop fighting mate, just breathe and relax.’ He said, ‘Kill me or I kill you,'” Mr Vassilopoulos said.

James Vassilopoulos, pictured after a court hearing last year, is accused of assault.(AAP: David Crosling)

But the court heard Olaa, who had been doused with capsicum spray, told officers he thought he was dying.

“I’m going to die, I’m going to die, I can’t breathe,” he said, according to the statements.

Police officers had been called to a chemist on High Street in Preston, which Olaa held up with two pairs of scissors.

Olaa, who was in the grips of an acute psychotic episode at the time, has since been convicted of armed robbery.

A man holds a sign over his head inside a chemist
Jeamy Olaa was caught on CCTV trying to throw a sign inside the pharmacy before he was arrested.(ABC News)

Lawyers for Mr Vassilopoulos today told the court that Olaa was highly distressed during the arrest, and that their client had spoken to him “almost reassuringly”.

“You’re okay, you can breathe, you’re not going to die,” the court heard Mr Vassilopoulos said.

Officer saw colleague step on arrested man’s back, court told

The court heard the evidence of Sergeant Tim Kohler, who was called to the scene and helped arrest the man.

He said that Olaa was “incredibly strong” and may have bitten Mr Vassilopoulos.

“He [Olaa] was doing everything he could not to get cuffed,” Sergeant Kohler said.

“From memory I just recall his head going towards [Vassilopoulos].

“There was a lot of conversation afterwards about him being bit.”

Under cross-examination from the accused man’s lawyer, Sergeant Kohler said he saw Mr Vassilopoulos “step” on the man’s back.

“I didn’t see the kick,” Sergeant Kohler said.

But he told the court he remembered telling the other officers that the whole incident was caught on security footage

“I remember actually saying to the guys, ‘It’s all on footage,'” he said.

Later, Olaa told police he was not happy with how he was treated by police.

“They punched me too many times,” he told an officer who conducted his exit interview.



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