Police lay charges over aggravated break-ins across Western Region

A man has been charged following several break-ins throughout the Western Region this month.

About 4.10am on Friday (13 March 2020), three people, allegedly armed with crowbars and an axe, entered a licensed club on Bathurst Street, Yeoval, where they unsuccessfully attempted to open an ATM.

They fled the location in a red or maroon hatchback car with coins from a vending machine.

Detectives attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District attended and commenced an investigation.

The following Monday (16 March 2020), two people armed with crow bars forced entry into a club on Arthur Street, Wellington, about 3.45am and tried to force open an ATM but were unsuccessful.

It is alleged a gaming machine was forced open, which triggered an alarm and they fled the location empty-handed.

About 3.10am on Tuesday 17 March 2020, it is alleged that two people, armed with crow bars, attempted to gain entry into a club on Macquarie Street, Dubbo. They left when they were unable to gain entry.

Following further inquiries, detectives attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District, arrested a 29-year-old man yesterday (Thursday 19 March 2020), at Wellington Police Station.

Detectives also executed a search warrant at a home on Palmer Street, Wellington, where they seized clothing, a prohibited weapon and cannabis seeds.

The man has been charged with two counts of aggravated break and enter dwelling in company and steal, aggravated break and enter dwelling in company intend to steal, possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit and possess prohibited drug.

The 29-year-old man was refused bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court today (Friday 20 March 2020).

Inquiries 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.

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