A MAN brandishing a machete and a broken bottle viciously assaulted another man in a weekend attack that has police searching for a motive.
Police were called to Heath Crescent at about 10.30am on Saturday morning after reports a 31-year-old Pioneer man had lunged at a 26-year-old man with the two weapons, causing minor cuts to the throat and chest.
Police say the victim was known to the alleged offender but are investigating what sparked the incident. The 31-year-old was arrested and charged with armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault.
He was bailed to appear in Griffith Local Court on November 28.
POLICE have collared the man thought responsible for the violent armed hold-up of a Griffith service station late last year.
In the early hours of December 20, a man armed with a knife burst into the old United Service Station on Banna Avenue and demanded the attendant hand over cash before fleeing on foot.
The hold-up was the second at the business in three days.
On Friday, detectives attached to Griffith and Campbelltown local area commands arrested a 20-year-old Campbelltown man at his home in connection with the robbery.
He was refused bail by police but later granted conditional bail at Parramatta Local Court and will appear in Griffith court on December 5.
"Serious offenders should be aware that our investigations are always live and we follow up every bit of information," Detective Inspector Paul Smith from Griffith Police said.
"Crime fighting has moved into the 21st century and we have increasingly sophisticated avenues of investigation."
A WILD brawl outside a Leeton hotel has led to the arrest of three Whitton males.
At about 9pm on Saturday night, police claim the trio aged 20, 19 and 16 entered the Pine Avenue hotel and were refused service and asked to leave.
The men became violent, police will allege, and punched the hotel's licensee and damaged two nearby parked cars.
They were arrested a short time later and hit with a string of charges.