Second man charged after break and enter offences at Broken Hill

Police have charged a second man following an investigation into a series of alleged break and enters in the state’s west.

Officers from Broken Hill Police commenced an investigation following reports of a break and enter at a property at Lane Lane, Broken Hill, between Friday (17 September 2021) and Saturday (18 September 2021).

Police were told three storage sheds on the property had been forced open and a number of items had been stolen.

A break and enter was also reported at a property on Blende Street, with $20,000 allegedly stolen from a safe.

On Tuesday (21 September 2021), officers received reports of another break and enter at a business on Williams Street, Broken Hill, where about $15,000 worth of cigarettes were stolen.

Following extensive investigations, officers arrested an 18-year-old man outside Broken Hill Police Station on Wednesday (22 September 2021). He is currently before the courts.

About 1.30pm on Thursday (23 September 2021), a 28-year-old man was arrested during a vehicle stop on Oxide Street.

He was taken to Broken Hill Police Station and charged with receive/dispose stolen property, and aggravated break and enter dwelling in company steal.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Broken Hill Local Court on Tuesday 12 October 2021.

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