The Warragamba Thief
WARRAGAMBA PLUMBING SERVICES PTY LTD Plus: He's also Silverdale's worst grub landlord! Link
Caught in the act! This brazen local petty thief was caught by CCTV cameras in the middle of stealing timber from a very popular local coffeestop and heritage church at Silverdale, in Sydney's outer west early this morning.(Jan 18 2023). This followed the theft of several construction site fence panels from the same place about four weeks earlier at around 3.30am.
The business owner was alerted by active CCTV cameras, and
quickly arrived on the scene at about 1.15am, while the thief was sill
raiding the place. The thief's Toyota Hilux (BW82XO) was open and with
the keys still in the ignition. The business owner quickly grabbed the
keys and locked the vehicle, while the thief was still inside the
premises. Police were called and attended quickly, but the offender was
not able to be caught at the time, as he had escaped into the adjacent
countryside. The thief's vehicle remained nearby, with police having
now taken the keys.
A number of business advertising fridge magnets taken from the vehicle
indicate that the offender was probably a local tradesman operating
"WARRAGAMBA PLUMBING SERVICES PTY LTD", with company registered address of 68 Nineteenth Street,
Warragamba NSW. However, the thief actually lives at 17 Warradale Rd, Silverdale.
Relevent photos, including the offender caught on camera loading stolen timber on his vehicle, are shown below. The thief has been identified as Daniel Robbinsof Warradale Rd Silverdale.
Update Jan 19: Police have now charged this man. Update Jan 20: Numerous viewers have positively identified the thief as Daniel Robbins, of 17 Warradale Rd., Silverdale. Residents of the Silverdale, Warragamba, Wallacia, The Oaks and the Lower Blue Mountains areas are warned against using him. Footnote: The construction site fence panelshave now been located, installed on the side fenceat
a house in Gibson St. Warradale, where they are currently being used as
interim fencing for works being carried out by Xxxxx - YES! The thief
and his work vehicle are constantly there while what appears to
be extensive works are completed. It is believed that this residence is owned by the thief or his family.
Update Feb 7: Following contact
made to Robbins, the
stolen fence panels were returned to the owner along with a confession
and an apology. In return we deleted his name from this webpage,
however the article will remain as it now is because in our opinion,
the thefts were not ones of spontaneous opportunity, but deliberately
planned and executed in the dead of night. Had it not been for the CCTV
cameras and our disclosures in the community interest, this low sneak
would have escaped with both the timber and the fencing. The goods were
returned only because he was found out and exposed.
Update June 3 2023:
It has now been revealed on national television that not only is
Robbins a low sneak thief, but the biggest grub landlord we have ever
heard about. Last night on Channel 9's 'A Current Affair' Robbins was exposed as a truly rotten ratbag in his treatnent of a tenant at the Gibson St residence.
This is compulsive viewing for landlords and tenants in general, and to
the wider Silverdale community. View last night's episode here. DO NOT let this man onto or anywhere near your premises.Have nothing to do with him for any reason.