Alleged Crimes of The East
In the November 2021 edition of The Beast, an article was published concerning Ophthalmologist Dr David Robinson. The article has been retracted, and The Beast expressly apologises to Dr Robinson for any assertion or inference that he carried out an examination on a patient for a non-medical purpose.
Violent Robber Stalks Female Light Rail Passengers
Police are hunting a thug who has been targeting women walking to their homes after getting off the light rail.
Two women were attacked within the space of a fortnight after disembarking from the rail at night in Kensington and Randwick.
In the first incident, the victim was a 39-year-old woman who got off the rail at the Marks Street stop in Anzac Parade just before midnight. She was followed by a man to her unit complex. At the unit entrance, “he grabbed her from behind, pushed her to the ground and attempted to steal her handbag,” according to a police press release.
The woman held onto her handbag and the male fled the scene, leaving his victim with scratches and bruising above her left eye.
In the second incident, a 27-year-old woman disembarked the light rail at Wansey Road in Randwick and walked to Cowper Street, where she was set upon from behind. A man punched the left side of her mouth, then fled the scene after the woman’s screams alerted residents. She sustained swelling and bleeding to her jaw and was treated by paramedics at the scene.
The man police are hunting is young and around 180cm tall. He is said to speak with a European accent. Police have released an image of him on board the light rail before trailing the first victim. He was wearing a face covering, a black hooded ‘Everlast’ jumper, black pants and black and white sneakers.
New Leads in Revelle Case
Police have searched three properties in the Eastern Suburbs as they follow up fresh leads in the 1994 disappearance of escort Revelle Balmain.
Officers searched a room in the former Swiss Grand in Bondi, the 22-year-old’s former flat in Bellevue Hill and the Potts Point premises where the escort agency Select Companions was based.
Days after those searches took place, police raided the Maroubra home of the former owner of Select Companions and arrested him over unrelated crime matters. A Randwick man was also arrested. The pair face drug cultivation and stolen goods charges.
Ms Balmain disappeared after keeping an appointment with a client in Kingsford on November 5, 1994. Her body has never been found. There is a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for her disappearance.
Bondi Woman Faces Dog Cruelty Charges
A 35-year-old woman has been arrested after being reported for punching and kicking her dog. The incident is said to have taken place on Bondi Road, Bondi.
After speaking to witnesses, officers from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command attended a Bondi Beach property alongside an RSPCA inspector. The dog owner was taken to the police station and charged with animal cruelty. Her dog was taken into the care of the RSPCA.
Sea Patrol Actor Told To Dry Out After Drunken Crash
A local TV and theatre star (whose name we’ve chosen not to publish) went into an alcohol-fuelled rage after crashing his Vespa scooter while carrying a bottle of vodka, a court heard.
He screamed abuse and threats at an ambulance crew called to the accident scene in Abbey Street, Randwick. Then when police arrived, there was a violent struggle. The man had to be forcibly secured in an ambulance gurney before being taken to hospital.
In Waverley Court, the 52-year-old pleaded guilty to several charges including assaulting police and high-range drink driving. His lawyer claimed the violent behaviour resulted from previously undiagnosed bipolar disorder. But that did not wash with magistrate Carolyn Huntsman, who sentenced him to an 18-month community correction order and a six-month driving ban. The magistrate recommended that he refrain from alcohol under a medically-managed treatment program.
The offender starred in the Nine Network drama series Sea Patrol and in the past few years has performed in musical theatre productions such as the national tour of Mamma Mia!