A meeting of “ethnic community leaders” in Sydney ended in a shouting match today after heated debate over whether police should be able to use ethnic descriptions of criminals.Â
Lively times of late for Sydney’s formerÂ men of no appearance:Â
Hilel Merhi was a loud-mouthed young man with a penchant forÂ extreme violence.
Armed with a pistol, he had robbed liquor and video stores and petrol stations, and had his driver’s licence disqualified because he was a danger on the roads.Â
Hilel has since been disqualified from the Australian Society of People With Heartbeats. Meanwhile:Â
Police are seeking help in relation to anÂ armed robberyÂ at a Liverpool convenience store on April 14 …
The offender threatened the assistant with a knife before clearing out the register.
The man is described as Middle Eastern in appearance …Â
Only a knife? Time to upgrade:Â
The police bomb squad is assessing suspicious items at a unit in Sydney’s south where officers have found an arsenal of weapons, including a ‘tommy’ sub-machine gun and anÂ AK-47Â …
Detectives from the Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad arrested a 20-year-old man at a cafe on Kent Street in Sydney’s CBD.Â
No arrests yet following knife attacks on taxi drivers:Â
The first man produced a knife and threatened the driver, demanding money. The driver gave the man cash and his mobile phone before the second man entered the vehicle and stole coins and a global position system navigator.
The armed man thenÂ slashed the driver across his face, from the bridge of his nose, across his upper right eyelid and to his right temple, leaving a deep wound …
The first man is described as Middle Eastern/Mediterranean in appearance … The second man is described as Middle Eastern/Mediterranean in appearance …Â
A meeting of ethnic community leaders in Sydney ended in a shouting match today after heated debate over whether police should be able to use ethnic descriptions of criminals.