A second man has been charged over two alleged aggravated break and enter offences on the Mid North Coast last year.
Detectives from the Mid North Coast Rural Crime Prevention Team commenced an investigation into two separate break and enter offences on Thursday 4 July 2019.
Police will allege a number of men stole a Toyota Hilux utility from a property on Macleay Valley Way, Clybucca, before travelling to a property on Bears Road Wittitrin, about 40km west of Kempsey.
Police will further allege the group forced entry to the Wittitrin property before stealing several rifles, ammunition, and power tools. No one was home at the time.
A 25-year-old man has been charged and remains before the courts.
Following inquiries, police stopped a silver Holden Commodore on Gladstone Street, West Kempsey, shortly after 8pm yesterday (Thursday 8 October 2020).
Four men were inside the vehicle – including a 26-year-old man – and they were all arrested and taken to Kempsey Police Station.
A 26-year-old man was charged with five offences, including two counts of aggravated break and enter dwelling in company, and one count each of be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, use, supply etc stolen firearm or firearm part and supply, give ammunition to person not authorised.
The other three men – all aged between 24 and 40 – were charged with unrelated offences, including outstanding warrants and breach of bail.
All four men were refused bail to appear at Kempsey Local Court today (Friday 9 October 2020).