Police charge man after music equipment worth almost $12,000 stolen

A man has been charged over the alleged theft of almost $12,000 worth of music instruments and equipment in the state’s south last week.

Officers from Murray River Police District commenced investigations after receiving reports a number of guitars and music equipment was stolen from a vehicle parked on Prune Street, Lavington, between Wednesday (22 June 2022) and Thursday (23 June 2022).

Following inquiries, police executed a search warrant at a home on Kiama Street, Springdale Heights, about 12.15pm yesterday (Sunday 3 July 2022).

During a search of the home, police allegedly located several items suspected of being stolen, including two guitars and music equipment. Those items have been seized for forensic examination.

A 29-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Albury Police Station.

He was charged with nine offences, including eight counts of goods suspected stolen in/on premises, and one count of knowingly deal with proceeds of crime.

He was refused bail to appear before Albury Local Court on Monday 4 July 2022.

He was given conditional bail to reappear before Albury Local Court on Tuesday 30 August 2022.

Inquiries into the incident continue.

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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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