Police lay charges after Rapid Antigen Tests stolen at Botany

A man will face court today charged as inquiries continue into the theft of Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits in Sydney’s south.

Officers from South Sydney Police Area Command initiated an investigation after Rapid Antigen Tests were taken from a freight depot in Hale Street Botany about 3.20pm on Tuesday (18 January 2022).

Following inquiries, detectives arrested three men at a storage facility at Rosebery shortly before 4pm yesterday (Wednesday 19 January 2022).

Detectives executed search warrants on two storage units and seized a number of items.

The men were taken to Mascot Police Station and interviewed. They have since been released pending further inquiries.

A fourth man, aged 27, was arrested at Mascot Police Station about 7.40pm (Wednesday 19 January 2022).

He was charged with dishonestly obtain property by deception.

The man was refused bail and is expected to appear at Central Local Court today (Thursday 20 January 2022).

Investigations continue.

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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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