Sydney CBD Thief Disguised, Charged With Nine Offences

A man has been charged with nine offences after an alleged stealing at a hotel in Sydney.

About 5am on Wednesday 8 May 2024, officers attached to Sydney City Police Area Command commenced an investigation following reports a man had entered a hotel on Sussex Street, Sydney, and stolen six televisions while disguised in a wig.

Following extensive inquiries, police executed a search warrant at a home in Blaxland about 9.30am yesterday (Thursday 20 June 2024) where police allegedly seized stolen property and a "Gel Blaster".

A short time later, police stopped a vehicle in Berkeley Vale and arrested the driver – a 37-year-old man – before allegedly finding prohibited drugs, clothing and wigs in the vehicle.

The man was taken to Wyong police station and charged with the following offences:

  • Enter building/land with intent to commit indictable offence
  • Face blackened/disguised with intent to commit indictable offence
  • Commit Section 114 offence, having previous conviction
  • Dispose of stolen property
  • Drive motor vehicle during disqualification period
  • Possess prohibited drug – three counts
  • Goods in personal custody suspected being stolen

He was refused bail to appear before Wyong Local Court tomorrow (Friday 21 June 2024).

Inquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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