Police have charged a man and a woman with numerous break-ins and property offences allegedly committed across the Hunter region this month, NSW Police say.
On Wednesday 6 July 2016, a rural property at Eaglton was broken into and personal items were stolen from the home, including two firearms stolen from a shed.
The same day, a residence at Fullerton Cove was broken into and property including two firearms were stolen from the garage.
Following further investigations into large scale mail theft, about 2.30pm on Thursday 7 July 2016 officers from Port Stepehens Local Area Command attended a unit on Cook Street, Raymond Terrace.
A 23-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were arrested and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station.
A search warrant was executed and police located hundreds of mail items, numerous items of jewellery, property from the break-ins, a replica firearm, and ammunition.
The man was charged with aggravated break, enter and steal, dishonestly obain finaical advantage by deception, two counts of larceny, two counts of goods in custody and an outstanding bench warrant.
The woman was charged with aggravated break, enter and steal, dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception and goods in custody.
Both were refused bail and appeared at Maitland Local Court today. The man will reappear at Newcastle Local Court on 13 July 2016. The woman will reappear at Newcastle Local Court on Wednesday 20 July 2016.