The Penrith man accused of stealing a car at knifepoint and attacking a 20-year-old service station attendant before allegedly stealing a tradie’s van on the Central Coast has appeared in court.

Peter Beattie, 29, was arrested on Monday following an alleged 18-hour crime spree starting at Doyalson on Sunday and ending at Lisarow on Monday.

Mr Beattie was not brought up from the cells when his matter was briefly mentioned at Gosford Local Court on Tuesday before Magistrate Michael Antrum.

CCTV footage obtained by NBN Television of a man allegedly being threatened and having his car stolen at a Doyalson service station on Sunday.

CCTV footage of a man allegedly being threatened. Picture: NBN Television

His lawyer Michelle Karim did not apply for bail however asked he be given medications and treated for an injury to his left hand while in custody.

NSW Police alleged Beattie threatened a 25-year-old man with a knife at the Metro Service Station on the Princes Highway at Doyalson about 5.30pm Sunday.

Beattie allegedly stole a packet of beef jerky and corn chips before he approached a man, demanded the keys to his car and drove off in it.

Police say nine hours later, Beattie allegedly assaulted a 20-year-old employee at the 7-Eleven on the Pacific Highway in Lisarow.


Doyalson Petrol Station. Pic: Google Earth

“The man attempted to open the cash register but was unsuccessful,” the police statement read.

Charge sheets tendered to the court state that he allegedly stole a dark coloured beanie, food and packet of cigarettes before assaulting the employee.

According to police, about 10am Monday, Beattie allegedly stole a white Toyota HiAce van with an attached trailer that a tradesman had parked on Parsons Rd, Lisarow.

“A short time later, the man stopped the vehicle at Cottesloe Ave, Lisarow, and attempted to use a sledge hammer to detach the trailer before leaving on foot. Witnesses saw the man and called police,” the statement read.

“Officers attached to Brisbane Waters Police District attended and placed the man under arrest”.

Beattie was charged with larceny, aggravated assault with intent to take/drive motor vehicle, aggravated robbery, armed with intent to commit indictable offence, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and take and drive conveyance.

Beattie’s matter was adjourned to Gosford Local Court on August 12 2022.

Extracted in full form: Thomas Beattie faces court over Central Coast alleged petrol station assault, carjacking with hammer | Daily Telegraph

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