Police charge woman after theft – Morrisset

A woman will face court today following the theft of two handbags from a business in Morrisset early this morning.

Just after 2am (Friday 21 February 2020) a woman allegedly entered the kitchen area of a business on Nentoura Road, Morrisset and picked up two handbags, owned by two staff members.

The staff members confronted the woman, but she fled in a red Holden Commodore being driven by another woman.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District were contacted, and an investigation commenced.

Just before 2.30am, one of the staff member’s husbands saw the red Holden Commodore and began to follow it.

The two cars entered Yurunga Road – a dead-end street – in San Remo where both vehicles came to a stop. It’s alleged the Commodore began to ram the man’s car.

The two women got out of the Commodore and attempted to flee before the man subdued one of the women.

Police arrived on scene and arrested the 33-year-old woman. She was taken to Toronto Police Station where she was charged with enter dwelling with the intent to commit a serious indictable offence, enter prescribed premises of any person without lawful excuse, and drive while licence cancelled.

She was also charged with two outstanding warrants.

She was refused bail and is due to appear before Wyong Local Court today (Friday 21 February 2020).

Inquiries continue into the whereabouts of the second woman.

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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