Police charge man over break-in at Lake Illawarra

A man has been charged with property offences following an alleged break-in at a home in the Lake Illawarra region earlier this week.

Between 11am Monday (4 July 2022) and 2.30pm Tuesday (5 July 2022), a townhouse on Banksia Drive, Kiama, was allegedly broken into, with electronic and computer equipment taken, as well as a musical instrument.

Officers attached to Lake Illawarra Police District were notified and commenced an investigation.

It will be alleged some of the items were then sold.

Following inquiries, officers executed a search warrant a home on Terralong Street, Kiama, about 10.30am yesterday (Tuesday 5 July 2022).

Police seized a bag and clothing relevant to the investigation.

A 46-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station, where he was charged with two counts of receive/dispose stolen property – minor indictable offence, and one count of goods in custody suspected being stolen.

The Kiama man was granted conditional bail to appear in Port Kembla Local Court on Wednesday 20 July 2022.

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