Police have charged three men over an alleged break-in and theft of more than $20,000 worth of cigarettes in Sydney’s west yesterday. , NSW Police say
It will be alleged just before 3am yesterday (Tuesday 23 October 2018), two men – aged 23 and 25 –forced entry into a closed business in a shopping village on Blacktown Road, Prospect, and stole $22,000 worth of cigarettes.
Officers from Blacktown Police Area Command were notified and commenced an investigation.
Following inquiries, a vehicle was stopped on Best Road, Seven Hills, about 2.15pm the same day.
During a search of the vehicle, police located several unopened cartons of cigarettes in the boot of the car.
The occupants – three men, aged 23, 25 and 43 – were arrested and taken to Blacktown Police Station.
A search warrant was later executed at a home on Eighth Avenue, Seven Hills, and a number of items were seized.
The 23-year old man was charged with aggravated break, enter and steal, and resist arrest.
The 25-year-old man was charged with aggravated break, enter and steal.
Both men were refused bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court today (Wednesday 24 October 2018).
The 43-year-old man was charged with goods in custody.
He was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Blacktown Local Court on Thursday 8 November 2018.