1 May 2024

Two men arrested after allegedly stealing Milwaukee power tools in West Wyalong

| Oliver Jacques
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A Milwaukee power tool. File photo only. Photo: krugerconstruction/Facebook.

A 35-year-old Tullibigeal man and a 36-year-old West Wyalong man have been arrested after allegedly breaking into a business and stealing numerous Milwaukee power tools and other items.

Griffith Police Inspector Glenn Smith told Region detectives have been investigating several aggravated break, enter and steal offences that occurred between 20 April and 22 April.

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Police allege power tools and other personal items were stolen from a caravan and two shipping containers at a West Wyalong property on Saturday, 20 April.

Two days later, a business at West Wyalong was allegedly broken into and numerous Milwaukee power tools, a CCTV hard drive and a petty cash tin were allegedly stolen.

Following investigations, police applied for and were granted search warrants to enter two properties at West Wyalong and Tullibigeal.

On Wednesday 24 April, Murrumbidgee and Central West Police executed the search warrants on both locations. The officers found a number of items there that were allegedly the proceeds of the earlier break and enters, including electronic devices, a 1911 model gel ball pistol, an unregistered .22lr bolt-action rifle and $1895 in cash that is believed to be the proceeds of crime.

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The two men were arrested and later charged with two aggravated break and enter charges and firearm offences. Both were refused bail.

“[It was] great work by Murrumbidgee Detectives and local police to investigate and apprehend the offenders in such a timely manner,” Inspector Smith said.

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