Police charge two men over firearm possession, theft and fraud offences – Northern NSW

Two men have been charged following investigations into an aggravated break-in and property theft at a home in Corindi Beach on the state’s north coast yesterday.

About 3.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 28 August 2019), two men, allegedly driving a stolen vehicle, attended a property on Corindi Park Drive. The owner of the property approached the two men asking what they wanted.

One of the men produced a hammer and used the weapon to gain access to the home where they allegedly stole property.

The owner, and two of his friends who had arrived during the incident, fled to a neighbouring property where they called police.

Investigations commenced by officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District who were told a credit card believed to be stolen from the Corindi Beach home was used at a near services station in Mullaway.

About 5.15pm that day, officers located the stolen vehicle in a motel carpark on the Old pacific Highway, Mullaway. Officers entered a room within the motel and arrested two men aged 27 and 38.

A search of the stolen vehicle allegedly revealed a rifle, gloves and items stolen from the Corindi Beach home.

The pair were taken to Coffs Habour Police Station where the younger man was charged with intimidation, aggravated enter dwelling, steal property in dwelling, larceny and fraud.

The older man was charged with property stolen outside the state, damage property, intimidation, aggravated enter dwelling, steal property in dwelling, larceny and firearm possession.

Both men were refused bail and will be appearing in Coffs Harbour Local Court today (Thursday 29 August 2019).

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