Two men charged after alleged break and enters - Operation Rhino

Thursday, 11 May 2023 11:18:16 AM

Two men have been charged with alleged break and enter offences in the state’s west.

In April 2023, officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District established Operation Rhino, targeting property related crime in the Dubbo area.

Following extensive inquiries, about 6.50am yesterday (Wednesday 10 May 2023), police arrested a 20-year-old man at a property on Obley Road, Dubbo.

At the property, police also located and seized a motorcycle which was allegedly stolen.

The man was taken to Dubbo Police Station where he was charged with aggravated break and enter dwelling etc in company intend steal <=$60,000.

Police will allege the man was responsible for a break and enter at a sports club on Wheelers Lane, Dubbo, in which the club sustained significant damage.

He appeared in Dubbo Local Court the same day, where he was granted bail to re-appear before the same court on Wednesday 31 May 2023.

About 3.30am yesterday, officers were called to a business on Gipps Street, Dubbo, following reports of a break and enter.

On arrival, police found a 41-year-old allegedly leaving the premises and after a short foot pursuit, he was arrested on George Street, Dubbo.

The man was taken to Dubbo Police Station where he was charged with break & enter house etc steal value <= $60,000.

He appeared in Dubbo Local Court yesterday, where he was refused bail to appear in Parramatta Drug Court today (Thursday 11 May 2023).

Inquiries under Operation Rhino continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.