Third man charged with 29 property theft offences – Strike Force Peppin

Another man has been arrested as part of ongoing investigations into large-scale property theft and break-ins across the state’s west last year under Strike Force Peppin.

The targeted areas of the strike force include Cudal, Molong, Canowindra, Cowra, Cargo, Manildra, Eugowra Wongarbon, Guerie, Perthville and Millthorpe.

Yesterday (Monday 9 March 2020), following extensive inquiries an 18-year-old man was arrested at Orange Police Station.

He was charged with 29 offences including steal from motor vehicles, breaking into commercial premises and destroy property by fire between February and June 2019.

He was refused bail and will appear in Orange Childrens Court today (Tuesday 10 March 2020).

This follows the arrest of a 20-year-old man at Bathurst Police Station on Wednesday 4 March 2020. He appeared in court on Monday 9 March 2020 where he was refused bail. He is due to appear in the same court on Monday 23 March 2020 on 90 charges of property theft and break-ins.

A 20-year-old man was also arrested at Orange Police Station on Wednesday 5 February 2020. He appeared in court on Monday 10 February 2020 on 90 charges of property theft and break-ins.

The man was bail refused to appear at Orange Local Court on Monday 6 April 2020.

Inquiries under Strike Force Peppin are ongoing.

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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