Police charge man over break and enter offences at Byron Bay

A man will face court next month charged with several alleged break and enter offences on the state’s Far North Coast.

About 9.15am on Saturday 21 December 2019, police were called to an apartment complex on Lawson Street, Byron Bay, where they spoke with a 28-year-old man.

During a person search, police allegedly located a knife and items believed to have been stolen from a caravan park site on the same street earlier in the week.

Following further inquiries, police attended a park reserve on Gilmore Street, Byron Bay, where they located a makeshift campsite and found a number of items alleged to have been stolen from several break and enter offences in the Byron Bay area since Monday 16 December 2019.

The items located included clothing, laptops, electrical goods, jewellery, handbags, suitcases, goggles and other household items.

The man was arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station. He was charged with nine offences including:

· Break & enter house etc steal value less than $60,000 (x3)

· Larceny (x2)

· Custody of knife in public place

· Goods in personal custody suspected being stolen

· Possess identity info to commit etc indictable offence

· Enter inclosed land without lawful excuse

He was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court yesterday (Sunday 22 December 2019) where he was refused bail again to face Lismore Local Court on Monday 6 January 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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