Police charge man after copper cable stolen at Newcastle

A man will face court today over the alleged ongoing theft of copper cable in Newcastle.

In January 2020, officers attached to Newcastle City Target Action Group commenced an investigation into the alleged theft of a large amount of copper cabling from an area of the Port of Newcastle.

Following extensive inquiries, police executed a search warrant at a home on Tully Street, Carrington, and arrested a 45-year-old man about 2.30pm yesterday (Thursday 6 February 2020).

Police will allege the man broke into a storage area located at the Port of Newcastle on Thursday 30 January, Saturday 1 February, Tuesday 4 February and Wednesday 5 February, removed a large amount of copper cabling and damaged equipment.

The 45-year-old man was taken to Newcastle Police Station and charged with:

  • Aggravated break and enter dwelling etc in company steal less than $60,000
  • Break and enter house etc steal value less than $60,000 (x3)
  • Drive motor vehicle during disqualification period
  • Deal with property proceeds of crime less than $100,000

He was refused bail to face Newcastle Local Court today (Friday 7 February 2020).

Investigations are ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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