Pair arrested as crackdown on vehicle break-ins continues – St George PAC

A man and woman have been charged after proactive police work, as officers from St George Police Area Command continue to crack down on vehicle break-ins around the local area.

Officers attached to St George Police Area Command were patrolling the Kogarah CBD about 1.20am today (Wednesday 4 September 2019), when they conducted checks on a Toyota Hiace parked in Post Office Lane, Kogarah, which a man and woman were seen getting out of.

Police located and spoke with the pair at a nearby licensed premises, when the man allegedly became aggressive towards officers.

The 23-year-old man and 30-year-old woman were arrested and taken to Kogarah Police Station.

A number of identification documents were located upon searching the woman, which allegedly did not belong to her or the man.

The Toyota was searched, with police seizing further identification documents, cash, a face-covering, and tools which are commonly known to be used for opening car windows.

The man was charged with intimidate police officer in execution of duty, and refused bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court today (Wednesday 4 September 2019).

The woman was charged with deal with property proceeds of crime, and granted conditional bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Wednesday 25 September 2019.

St George Police Area Command’s Commander, Acting Superintendent Craig James said these arrests are part of a wider crackdown on vehicle break-ins.

“These arrests are not the first or the last in an effort to reduce and prevent stealings from vehicles around the St George area.

“We want members of our community to feel safe, and not have to worry when leaving their cars in the street at night.

“We will continue our patrols, and we will continue to take action against those who commit cowardly acts of theft,” Acting Supt James said.

Anyone with information about vehicle break-ins is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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