Man charged over jewellery theft - Lake Macquarie

Friday, 13 October 2017 02:41:03 AM

A man has been arrested and charged in relation to the theft of over $60,000 in jewellery in the Lake Macquarie region.

Police from Lake Macquarie Local Area Command have been investigating multiple stealing offences, in particular the theft of rings with a value of over $60,000 from a jewellers at Charlestown on Sunday 24 September 2017.

Following extensive inquiries, about 2.50pm yesterday (Thursday 12 October 2017), police attended an address on Mcelwee Drive, Tingera Heights, where they arrested a 25-year-old man, who was also allegedly in breach of an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order at the time.

He was taken to Belmont Police Station and charged with larceny greater than $15,000; intimidation (x2); armed with intent; stealing, armed to avoid apprehension; and breach AVO.

He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Friday 13 October 2017).

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

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