A man has been charged after a car was allegedly stolen following a break and enter in the Newcastle area.
About 7am yesterday (Monday 13 September 2021), police were called to a business at Chatham Road, Hamilton North, following reports of a break and enter in progress.
Initial inquiries indicate a 2021 BMW X1 was stolen from the location and two men fled in the vehicle, and a woman ran away on foot.
The business also sustained extensive damage and a number of sets of keys were allegedly stolen.
Police were contacted by a witness and an investigation by officers attached to Newcastle City Police District commenced.
The stolen car was sighted at various locations in the area and a pursuit was initiated throughout Lake Macquarie and Newcastle Police Districts.
The vehicle was later located unattended in Fraser Street, Jesmond, and seized.
Following inquiries, a 40-year-old man was arrested on Blue Gum Road about 11am and taken Waratah Police Station.
The man was charged with drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, break and enter house, enter inclosed land, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm and drive motor vehicle during disqualification.
He was refused bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court today (Tuesday 14 September 2021).
Investigations into the incident are continuing to locate the outstanding man and woman.
Police are urging anyone who witnessed the incident or has information, to contact Newcastle Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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