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Second man charged over alleged aggravated break and enter - Murrumbidgee PD

Friday, 03 September 2021 01:35:28 PM

A second man has been charged as part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged aggravated break and enter in the Murrumbidgee region earlier this year.

Just before 5am on Friday 30 April 2021, a 1977 classic Holden Torana Sedan was stolen from a locked garage at a home on Maiden Avenue, Leeton.

The car was loaded onto a car trailer and towed via the Burley Griffen Way, through Temora, Cootamundra, and Yass.

The last sighting of the vehicle was on the M7 Motorway at Liverpool, about 12pm that day.

Following extensive inquiries, a 26-year-old man was arrested at a worksite on Vance Road, Leeton on Monday 30 August 2021. He remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, officers attached to Murrumbidgee Police District attended a home on Wirilda Street, Leeton, about 10.15am yesterday (Thursday 2 September 2021).

As police knocked on the door, a man allegedly ran from the property and jumped over a rear fence, where he was met by officers and arrested.

The 35-year-old man was taken to Leeton Police Station where he was charged with aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence in company – steal etc.

He was also charged for breaching the Public Health Order, after it was revealed he had been in LGAs of concern in Sydney over the past two weeks.

The Leeton man was refused bail to appear in Griffith Local Court today (Friday 3 September 2021).


The vehicle has not been located.

As an investigation continues, anyone with information is urged to call Griffith Detectives on 6969 4299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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.