Seventh charged over alleged motor vehicle theft syndicates - Financial Crimes Squad

Wednesday, 14 April 2021 01:42:58 AM

Financial Crime Squad detectives have charged a seventh man over his alleged role in the theft of luxury and high-performance vehicles across Sydney.

In November 2020, detectives from the Financial Crime Squad’s Motor Unit established Strike Force Swete to investigate criminal syndicates involved in alleged break and enter offences where luxury and high-performance vehicles were stolen across Sydney.

So far during the investigation, six men – aged 52, 29, 35, 30, 19, 21 – have been charged over their alleged involvement in various syndicates, and their matters are now before the courts.

Following further inquiries, a 22-year-old man was arrested at a home on Alroy Crescent, Hassall Grove, about 7.30am on Friday 19 March 2021.

He was taken to Mt Druitt Police Station and charged with two counts of aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence, two counts receive/dispose stolen property (motor vehicles), and solicit benefit conceal indictable offence.

Police will allege in court that the man was involved in aggravated break and enter offences at properties in West Hoxton and Picton in December 2020 and January 2021, where three motorcycles and a motor vehicle were stolen including a Yamaha, Honda, KMT and Volkswagen Golf.

The Hassall Grove man was granted conditional bail to appear at Mount Druitt Local Court today (Wednesday 14 April 2021).

Investigations under Strike Force Swete are ongoing and further arrests are expected.

Anyone with information that could assist strike force detectives 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.