Man forced to strip during robbery and assault in Penrith

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A 26-year-old man who was walking near the intersection of Ransley and Station Street at 2.15am on Saturday, September 8 was allegedly forced to strip completely naked and hand over his possessions.

The victim was approached by one of the male perpetrators as the other came up behind him and pressed a knife against his body, demanding him to hand over his wallet.

The perpetrators then threatened to stab the victim if he didn’t remove all of his clothing. He was then punched and assaulted.

Police, who were patrolling the area, came across the naked victim.

The 19-year-old and 20-year-old male perpetrators were located a short distance away and were charged with ‘aggravated robbery’.

They were refused bail and appeared at Penrith Local Court on on Saturday. The stolen possessions were recovered.

Nicola Barton is the Weekender’s general news journalist, incorporating political affairs and crime.

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