Man charged following break-in in Goonellabah

A man will face court tomorrow charged over an alleged break-in at a home near Lismore this morning, NSW Police say.

Just after 8.30am today, police were called to a unit block Jubilee Avenue, Goonellabah, following reports of a break-in.

Officers from Richmond Local Area Command attended the location, and located various items in the backyard, which are believed to have been stolen from the unit.

During a search of the area, a 40-year-old man was stopped on McDermott Avenue.

Police will allege the man resisted officers and OC spray was deployed to subdue him. No one was injured.

The man was subsequently searched, and officers located and seized cannabis and house breaking implements.

He was taken to Lismore Police Station, where he was charged with break, enter, and steal; possess house breaking implements, possess prohibited drug, and resist arrest.

The man was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court tomorrow (2 January 2018).

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