Police charge man after investigation into stolen commercial goods at Port Kembla

A man has been charged following an investigation into stolen goods in Port Kembla.

On Monday (16 September 2019) a break and enter was reported to police on behalf of a construction company located on Flinders Street, Port Kembla.

A number of items were allegedly stolen from the premises, including a Toyota truck, power tools and concreting equipment.

Officers attached to Lake Illawarra Police District’s Anti-Theft and Tech Crime Unit commenced an investigation into the alleged offences.

About 1pm (Monday 16 September 2019) police located the stolen truck, burnt out, at the Hooka Creek Park area behind Northcliffe Drive, Berkeley.

As a result of investigations, shortly after 8am yesterday (Wednesday 18 September 2019) police attended a residential address on Northcliffe Drive, Berkeley, where they sighted the stolen goods partly covered by a tarp.

Police were given consent to search the home and seized a number of items for examination.

A 19-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station, where he was charged with aggravated break and enter, be carried in conveyance without consent of owner and receive/dispose stolen property.

The man was granted conditional bail and is due to face Port Kembla Local Court on 30 October 2019.

Police inquiries are continuing.

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