A man has been charged with multiple property offences following a ram-raid on a Umina business.
At about 3:40am on Saturday, June 15, a black 4WD vehicle drove through the shop front of a bicycle store on West St, Umina.
The driver then entered the store and allegedly stole an electric bicycle valued at $4,700, before returning to his vehicle and leaving the scene.
The black 4WD was located, abandoned, at a nearby carpark a short time later.
At about 7am on the same day, police received reports that a man fitting the description of the alleged person involved in the ram-raid was in the vicinity of West St, Umina.
Following extensive patrols of the area, officers attached to Brisbane Water Police District arrested a man attempting to break into a vehicle on Alfred St, Umina.
After the arrest, a search warrant was executed at a property on Sylvania Rd, Umina, where the alleged stolen bike was recovered.
Several other items were also seized, linked to other stolen property investigations.
The 42-year-old Umina Beach man has been subsequently charged with a total of 21 offences that included take and drive conveyance, drive while disqualified, break enter and steal, malicious damage, resist arrest, carry cutting weapon upon apprehension, steal from motor vehicle and trespass.
He was charged with four more property related offences as a result of the additional items seized at the Sylvania Rd residence.
Investigations are continuing with more charges probable.
Media release, Jun 17
NSW Police Media