Police charge man after ram-raid in Leura

A man will appear in court today as investigations continue into a ram-raid in the Blue Mountains last month.

Between 3am and 5.40am on Tuesday 3 August 2019, police believe a vehicle was used to ram the shop front of a retail outlet in Leura Mall, Leura, where approximately $17,000 in goods was stolen and extensive damaged was caused to the shop.

Police will allege a man remained in the vehicle, while two other men filled the back of the car with goods from the shop, before fleeing the scene.

Officers from Blue Mountains Police Area Command attended and commenced an investigation.

Following inquiries, a 31-year-old Kingswood man was arrested on Kavieng Avenue, Whalan, about 4pm yesterday (Thursday 5 September 2019) and taken to Mt Druitt Police Station where he was charged with aggravated break and enter dwelling in company and false representation resulting in police investigation.

Police will allege in court the man hired the vehicle used in the incident and later reported it stolen to police.

He was refused bail to appear before Mt Druitt Local Court today (Friday 6 September 2019).

Detectives have released an image of a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

The man depicted is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 20s to 30s, and with a moustache. He is depicted wearing grey pants, a light grey hoodie, and blue runners.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information is urged to come forward.

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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