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Two men charged over alleged aggravated break-in - Wellington

Thursday, 25 November 2021 01:09:43 PM

Two men have been charged following an aggravated break-in earlier this year in the state’s central west.

About 2.55am on Tuesday 20 July 2021, two unknown men forced entry into a home on Whitely Street, Wellington, allegedly armed with an electronic stun device.

Police were told the men threatened the occupants, allegedly demanding drugs and money, before fleeing the location with a bag.

No one was injured.

Orana Mid-Western Police District attended and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following extensive inquiries, about 11.40am yesterday (Wednesday 24 November 2021), officers arrested a 22-year-old man at a home on Pierce Street, Wellington.

A second man, aged 20, was also issued a Court Attendance Notice at a correctional facility in Wuuluman.

Just after 2.30pm the same day, officers executed two search warrants at homes in Wellington, where they located and seized clothing.

The 22-year-old was taken to Wellington Police Station and was charged with special aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence-weapon.

He was refused bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court today (25 November 2021).

The 20-year-old was charged with special aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence-weapon.

He is due to appear in the same court today.