Detectives charge man after two attempted ATM thefts – Panania

Detectives have charged a man following investigations into two alleged attempted ATM thefts in south west Sydney last year.

On Saturday 5 September 2020, a man allegedly forced entry to a premise on Anderson Avenue, Panania, in an attempt to access an ATM.

Local police conducting proactive patrols of the area, noticed the man who then fled the scene on foot.

Despite a short foot pursuit and an extensive search of the area, he was not located.

Officers from Bankstown Police Area Command commenced inquiries, before detectives from the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad took carriage of the investigation under Strike Force Bretona.

During the investigation, police received information relating to the attempted break and enter of another ATM on Tower Street, Panania, on Thursday 4 June 2020.

Following extensive investigations, detectives arrested a 48-year-old man at Sutherland Police Station about 5.20pm yesterday (Wednesday 6 January 2021).

The man was charged with two counts of break and enter intend to commit serious indictable offence.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Thursday 7 January 2021).

Investigations under Strike Force Bretona are continuing.

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