Police arrest four over spate of malicious damage at Lake Illawarra

Four people have been arrested following an investigation after more than 50 parked cars were damaged in the Illawarra region over the past three weeks.

Between Thursday 16 and Friday 17 July 2020, more than 30 cars parked in the residential areas of Lake Illawarra, Mount Warrigal, Oak Flats, Barrack Heights and Barrack Point had windows and mirrors smashed.

Similar incidents were reported in the Shell Cove, Kiama and Nowra areas on Friday 24 July 2020, with more than 20 cars damaged.

The incidents were reported to police and investigators from Lake Illawarra Police District’s Anti-Theft Unit commenced inquiries.

About 2.15am today (Wednesday 29 July 2020), police responded to reports of car windows being smashed in the Oak Flats area.

A man, two women and a teenage boy were located on Shellharbour Road, Warilla. They were arrested and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station.

An 18-year-old man and 20-year-old woman remain in custody.

A 14-year-old boy and 19-year-old woman were released pending further inquiries.

Inquiries are continuing.

Anyone who may be victim to a similar crime is urged to contact Lake Illawarra Police District’s Anti-Theft Unit on (02) 4232 5409.

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