Man charged following aggravated break and enter - Port Kembla

Thursday, 11 April 2024 11:55:14 AM

A man will front court today, charged with an aggravated break and enter in the Illawarra

Police were called to Hixson Street, Port Kembla around 10am (Saturday 6 April), following reports of a break and enter.

Officers attached to Lake Illawarra Police District, spoke to a 51-year-old man who told them three firearms – all registered to the man – were allegedly stolen and an amount of cash.

A crime scene was established and an investigation commenced.

Following inquiries, about 11.45am yesterday (Wednesday 10 April 2024), officers attached to the Lake Illawarra Police District executed a search warrant at a home in Culgoa Crescent, Koonawarra.

A vehicle was seized for forensic examination.

A 36-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station.

He was charged with aggravated break and enter - persons home, possess unauthorised firearm.

He was refused bail to appear in Wollongong Local Court today (Thursday 11 April 2024).

Inquiries are continuing.

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.