13 December 2022

Man charged over the alleged theft of guns, jewellery and a car in the Riverina

| Chris Roe
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Wagga Police

A man has been charged over an alleged aggravated break and enter. Photo: File.

A man has been charged over an alleged aggravated break and enter at a Riverina home earlier this year and the alleged theft of a vehicle, three firearms and around $60,000 worth of jewellery.

A granny flat at a property on Scott Street outside Moorong was allegedly broken into sometime between 5 pm on Monday 3 October and 7 am on Tuesday 4 October.

Riverina Police District officers established a crime scene, which was forensically examined, and an investigation commenced.

The vehicle, a 2000-model silver Toyota Camry sedan, was recovered near the intersection of Edward and Pearson Streets in Wagga at around 8:30 am on Tuesday.

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Following inquiries, a .22 calibre bolt action rifle was located on Travers Street, Wagga Wagga, on Thursday 7 October.

Following further inquiries, including a public appeal for information, investigators attended a correctional facility in Silverwater, at about 10:45 am today (13 December), where they arrested a 30-year-old man.

He was charged with three counts of stealing a firearm or imitation firearm, two counts of drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, and one count of aggravated break and enter and committing a serious indictable offence.

He was refused bail to appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court on Wednesday 14 December.

Inquiries under Strike Force Nimbo continue.

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