Police say ‘African gangs’ are responsible for terrifying crime spree across Sydney – after Melbourne cops avoided the words at all cost

Police say ‘African gangs’ are responsible for terrifying crime spree across Sydney – after Melbourne cops avoided the words at all cost. By Karen Ruiz.

New South Wales Police have identified ‘African gangs’ as responsible for a terrifying spate of robberies across Sydney.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Jones said Strike Force Arpen is working to find a group of Sudanese teens who have been targeting electronic stores in the city over the past month.

At least 20 stores, including JB Hi-Fi and Bing Lee locations, have been hit by teenagers taking off with thousands of dollars in goods.

‘We are talking about an organised gang of African thieves,’ Assistant Commissioner Jones told The Daily Telegraph. …

Jones says they are now calling ‘it for what it is’ – however, he emphasised the situation is not nearly as severe as Melbourne’s gang issue. …

Melbourne has been dealing with violence relating to African street gangs for years, with footage and images of brawling youths involved in crimes and brawls. …

Police said a gang which calls themselves the Blood Drill Killers were linked to numerous crimes in the city’s west in recent months.

The gang is comprised of African-Australian boys aged between 14 to 17 and is a breakaway group with links to Apex and Menace to Society.