Two New South Wales residents are now $200 poorer for refusing to wear masks despite repeated warnings, while another man is facing charges.
The charged man was stopped by police who allegedly saw him steal an energy drink from a grocery store in Strathfield, in Sydney’s west, on Monday.
He refused to correctly put on his mask while being spoken to by officers.
Police allege he became aggressive while being arrested and verbally threatened officers.
He was taken to Burwood police station and charged with failing to wear a mask, shoplifting, resisting arrest and intimidating police.
Also on Monday, a 35-year-old man was found not wearing a mask at Seven Hills train station.
He was warned a “number of times” to wear a mask, police said.
“However he allegedly swore at police and told them to fine him,” police said in a statement.
The man was fined $200.
Another man, aged 39, was also fined that amount who not wearing a mask at a Parramatta shopping centre.
Police said he had been warned earlier in the day, before the fine was issued.
More than 25 warnings to people not wearing masks in Sydney were issued on Monday.
Masks were made mandatory on Monday for people in indoor settings such as public transport, shopping centres and cinemas.