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Three men charged with stealing retail goods worth up to $90,000 - Sydney metro area

Thursday, 18 March 2021 02:41:20 PM

Police have charged three men with multiple stealing and fraud offences following an investigation into the retail theft across the Sydney metropolitan area.

In December 2020, detectives attached to Sutherland Shire Police Area Command commenced an investigation into retail thefts and fraud offences from a retail store on Taren Point Road at Caringbah.

The investigation was linked to multiple offences in the Sydney City, Cumberland and Penrith Police Area Command.

It is estimated the value of the property allegedly stolen is in the range of $60,000 to $90,000.

Following investigations, about 7pm yesterday (Wednesday 17 March 2021), two men were identified by security at a retail store on George Street in the Sydney CBD.

Police were called and officers attached to Sydney City Police Area Command attended the scene.

Two men – aged 21 and 28 – were arrested and taken to Sydney City Police Station.

The 21-year-old was charged with larceny (x 4) and obtain financial advantage by deception (x 11).

The 28-year-old was charged with larceny (x 4) and obtain financial advantage by deception (x 10), make/ furnish false statement (x 10) and deal with proceeds of crime (x 10).

Both men were refused bail to appear at Central Local Court today (Thursday 18 March 2021).

Later that day, another 28-year-old man was arrested by officers attached to Burwood Police Area Command for an alleged stealing offence at a retail store on Parramatta Road at Five Dock.

He was taken to Burwood Police station, where he was charged with larceny (x 4) and obtain financial advantage by deception (x 5).

He was refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court today (Thursday 18 March 2021).