Two men charged following investigation into supermarket break-ins on the Central Coast, NSW

Two men have been charged as part of investigation into alleged aggravated break-ins at supermarkets on the Central Coast earlier this month, NSW Police say.

Strike Force Perspex was established by detectives from the State Crime Command’s Property Crime Squad to investigate a number of break-ins at supermarkets on the Central Coast on Thursday 9 June 2016.

As a result of inquiries, strike force investigators, with the assistance of the Public Order and Riot Squad and the Dog Unit, executed a search warrant at a home unit on Kitchener Road, Long Jetty, about 8am on Tuesday (28 June 2016).

During the search, officers located and seized a knife, mobile phones, breaking implements, identification documents and clothing.

A 26-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Wyong Police Station, where he was charged with three counts of aggravated break, enter, and steal and commit serious indictable offence in company; take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, conspiracy to commit armed robbery with offensive weapon, and larceny.

He appeared at Wyong Local Court yesterday, where he was formally refused bail to reappear at the same court on Tuesday 16 August 2016.

A 22-year-old man was later arrested at a home on Hughes Avenue, Kanwal.

He was taken to Wyong Police Station and charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery with offensive weapon and warrants.

He has been refused bail to appear at Wyong Local Court today.

Inquiries are continuing.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stopers.

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