Twelve charged following high-visibility operation targeting luxury motor vehicle thefts - Operation Nocturn

Wednesday, 02 November 2022 12:02:58 PM

Twelve people have been charged following a high-visibility police operation targeting the theft of luxury motor vehicles and aggravated and break and enters across Sydney.

Officers attached to North West Metropolitan Region conducted Operation Nocturn between 7pm on Monday 31 October 2022 and 7am today (Wednesday 2 November 2022).

They were assisted by North West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad (RES), Operational Support Group (OSG), Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Aviation Command, and the Dog Unit.

During the course of the operation, police stopped 268 vehicles, conducted 106 bail compliance checks, and charged 12 people for various offences.

Of note, about 10.20pm on Tuesday 1 November 2022, officers attended a home on Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, following inquiries into various alleged aggravated break and enter offences in Alexandria, Eveleigh, Earlwood, Sylvania Waters and Bellevue Hill, between 19 October 2022 and 24 October 2022.

An 18-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Mt Druitt Police Station, where he was charged with participate criminal group contribute criminal activity, aggravated break and enter dwelling etc in company steal <=$60000, be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, and possess means of disguising face with intent to commit indictable offence.

The man was refused bail and will appear at Newtown Local Court today (Wednesday 2 November 2022).

Further high-visibility operations are planned.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators 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.