A man has been charged following investigations into several alleged break-ins in Newcastle this month, NSW Police say.
Officers from Newcastle City Target Action Group commenced inquiries following reports of several alleged break-ins of shops in the Newcastle area.
These included the alleged break-in of a coffee shop on Wharf Road and a shop on Hunter Street, Newcastle on Monday 7 May 2018; a theft from a supermarket at Wallsend on Saturday 12 May and the aggravated break-in of a supermarket at New Lambton on Monday 14 May.
Just before 5pm yesterday (Wednesday 16 May 2018), officers arrested a 43-year-old man at Cardiff.
A search of the man and his car allegedly located housebreaking implements and a knife.
He was taken to Waratah police station and charged with several offences including:
– Break, enter and steal;
– Break and enter with intent (steal);
– Aggravated break, enter and steal in company;
– Carry cutting weapon on apprehension; and
– Possess housebreaking implements.
The man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Thursday 17 May 2018).