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Charges after multiple alleged break and enters since 2014 

August 14, 2023 6:27 am in by

A man has been charged over a series of alleged break and enters in the Southern Highlands and South Coast spanning the past nine years.

Strike Force Hornseywood was established by The Hume Police District to investigate the break-ins, the first of which were reported in 2014.

In each incident, a home or business was broken into and items – including coins, electronic devices, and cash – were stolen.

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The alleged break-ins took place in Robertson, Wildes Meadow, Glenquarry, Kangaroo Valley, Milton, Windellama, Batemans Bay, Nerriga, Braidwood, Ulladulla, and Colo.

Following extensive investigations, strike force detectives – assisted by the South Coast PD, Southern Rural Crime Prevention, and Public Order Riot Squad (PORS) executed search warrants on Thursday 3 August 2023, at Fishermans Paradise and Conjola Park.

Police located and seized items alleged to have been the proceeds of crime, including antique furniture, and war medals.

A 45-year-old man was arrested at a Fishermans Paradise property and taken to Ulladulla Police Station.

He has now been charged by the Southern Highlands Proactive Crime Team with 14 counts of break, enter steal, two counts of possess unauthorised pistol, possess prohibited weapon, and two counts of supply prohibited drug.

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He was bail refused to appear at Wollongong Local Court 22 August 2023.

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