Three charged over armed robbery and vehicle theft, NSW

Three men will face court today, charged following an alleged armed robbery in Wagga Wagga, NSW Police say.

Strike Force Edgecliffe was established by officers from the Riverina Police District to investigate a number of serious offences recently committed in the Wagga Wagga area.

On Wednesday 10 October 2018, police were alerted to a stolen Mitsubishi Triton utility parked on Peter Street.

Officers attended, and spoke to two men seen nearby.

During a serch of the vehicle, officers located property believed to have been stolen during a break and enter of a home at Lockhart.

The vehicle and property were seized for forensic examination.

On Sunday 16 October 2018, two men attended a home on Bulolo Street, Ashmont and threatened the occupants, with an electronic stun device and a firearm, before stealing cash and a Mitsubishi ASX.

The vehicle was later located on Travers Street and seized for forensic examination.

Following inquiries, police stopped a vehicle on Temerloh Avenue, Tolland about 3pm yesterday (Thursday 18 October 2018), and arrested two men, aged 31.

During a search of the vehicle, officers allegedly located and seized methamphetamine.

Both men were taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station.

Later the same day, a 24-year-old man was arrested on Callaghan Street, Ashmont after a short foot pursuit and taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station.

The 24-year-old man was charged with robbery while armed with dangerous weapon, break and enter house etc steal, and be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

The 31-year-old man was charged with robbery while armed with dangerous weapon, and possess prohibited drug.

The other 31-year-old man was charged with drive conveyance taken without consent of owner (x2), and possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit (x2).

Police will allege during an FPO search of the man’s home, officers located two electronic stun devices.

The trio were refused bail to appear at Wagga Wagga Local Court today (Friday 19 October 2018).

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