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Two men charged following alleged thefts across Dubbo and Nyngan

Saturday, 15 October 2022 05:09:34 PM

Investigators are continuing to identify the owners of property alleged to have been stolen during a number of thefts across the Dubbo and Nyngan areas over the past month.

Officers from Central North Police District commenced investigations after receiving reports of a number of vehicles being broken into at a caravan park in Dubbo on Monday 7 September 2022, and at various premises in Nyngan on Tuesday 4 October 2022.

Police will allege various items were stolen during the incidents, including bank cards and firearms.

Following a joint investigation by detectives from Bourke and Dubbo, a search warrant was executed at a home on Orchard Street, Nyngan, on 7 October 2022, where items including firearms, ammunition and other items believed to have been stolen were located.

A 29-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Dubbo Police Station, where he was charged with five counts of larceny, possess unauthorised firearm, possess ammunition without a licence and not keep firearm safe.

He was refused bail and appeared at Dubbo Local Court on Saturday 8 October 2022, where he was formally refused bail and is next to appear at Dubbo Local Court on Monday 21 November 2022.

Further inquiries led police to execute a second search warrant at a home on Orchard Street, Ravenswood, about 8.30am yesterday (Friday 14 October 2022).

During the search, police located firearms, ammunition, power tools, a boat motor, and other property alleged to have been stolen.

All items have been seized for forensic examination.

A 30-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Warren Police Station where he was charged with larceny, and three counts of obtain benefit by deception.

He was granted conditional bail and will appear at Warren Local Court on Tuesday 1 November 2022.

Investigators are continuing to identify the owners of the property alleged to have been stolen.

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.