Appeal to locate vehicles following aggravated break and enter in Swansea

Thursday, 21 July 2022 09:02:44 AM

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate two vehicles, as an investigation continues into an alleged aggravated break and enter on the state’s north coast this morning.

About 2am (Thursday 21 July 2022), two unknown males stole a black BMW sedan – with NSW registration CMF78E – from the driveway of a home on Lakeside Drive, Swansea.

As the vehicle drove from the scene, a silver Mercedes sedan – with NSW registration DNM95U – drove to the same address and two unknown males left the vehicle and entered the same home.

The males left the scene a short time later with a number of items, before returning a second time and disturbing the occupant.

The occupant – a 43-year-old woman – confronted the males before being threatened with a knife.

The males left the scene in the Mercedes, which is believed to have been stolen from an address in Greenwich between 11pm on Tuesday 19 July and 7.30am on Wednesday 20 July 2022.

The woman was not injured during the incident.

About 2.25am, officers from Lake Macquarie Police District were notified when the drivers of the BMW and Mercedes failed to pay for petrol at a service station on the Pacific Highway, Swansea.

About 3.45am, the woman’s debit card was used at a fast-food restaurant on the Pacific Highway, Thornleigh.

Investigations into the incidents continue and police are appealing for anyone who may have sighted the BMW or Mercedes to contact police.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is urged to contact Triple Zero or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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.