Detectives charge man over series of break-ins in Tamworth area

Detectives have arrested and charged a man following investigations into a number of alleged break-ins at a wrecking yard in the state’s north west.

Strike Force Girrawheen was formed by detectives from Oxley Police District last year to investigate various rural crime offences in and around the Tamworth area.

As part of the investigation, detectives identified a number of break-ins at a local wrecking yard, that they believed may have been linked.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives arrested a 40-year-old man at Newcastle Police Station about 11.30am yesterday (Monday 1 March 2021).

He was charged with conspiracy to take/detain person in company with intent to obtain advantage, three counts of enter building/land with intent to commit indictable offence, three counts of larceny, and four counts of destroy or damage property.

Police will allege in court that the man conspired with another man to kidnap an associate and assault him.

Further, it will be alleged the man broke into a wrecking yard on four occasions and stole various car parts.

The Oxley Vale man was refused bail to appear at Tamworth Local Court later today (Tuesday 2 March 2021).

Inquiries by Strike Force Girrawheen are continuing.

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