A further three men have been charged in relation to a series of alleged break-ins and stealing offences in western Sydney.
Detectives from the Property Crime Squad’s Breaking Unit established Strike Force Seeliger in January 2017 to investigate a number of break-ins at commercial premises in Sydney’s west in 2016 and 2017 where electronic equipment, power tools, cigarettes, and vehicles were stolen.
Strike Force Seeliger detectives arrested a 44-year-old man during a vehicle stop at Richmond, just after 9am on Wednesday, May 17.
He was taken to Windsor police station and charged with four counts each of larceny and maliciously damage property, two counts of enter enclosed land, steal motor vehicle and aggravated break, enter and steal.
The man was refused bail and appeared at Penrith Local Court on Thursday, May 18 and was formally refused bail to appear at the same court on Friday, July 14.
Shortly after the arrest, strike force detectives executed four search warrants at properties in North Richmond, Baulkham Hills, Whalan, and Riverstone as well as another at a shipping container stored at Riverstone.
Police located and seized power tools, cannabis plants, cannabis, mobile phones, and electronic equipment.
A 32-year-old man was arrested at the Baulkham Hills property and taken to Castle Hill police station, where he was charged with aggravated break, enter and steal as well as steal motor vehicle.
He was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday, June 7.
A third man, 47, was arrested at a house at North Parramatta and taken to Parramatta police station.
He was charged with aggravated break, enter and commit serious indictable offence; break, enter and steal; steal motor vehicle, and an outstanding warrant.
He was refused bail and appeared at Parramatta Local Court yesterday, where he was formally refused bail to appear at the same court on Thursday, June 29.
Two men – aged 33 and 36 – were previously charged by investigators and remain before the courts.
Investigations under Strike Force Seeliger are continuing and further charges are expected to be laid.