A 27-year-old Fountaindale man was arrested and charged with property offences.
On Thursday, September 5, two properties on Koorin Rd, Matcham, were broken in to and ransacked.
A large number of items were stolen and extensive damage was sustained to one property after a wall mounted safe was attempted to be extricated from the building via force.
It’s understood a rope was tied to the safe and then the thief attempted to rip it from the wall using his vehicle.
When the occupants returned home they contacted police but later that day a black Honda Astra with stolen plates attended the property, with the occupant confronting the male driver who accelerated away.
An investigation commenced, and on Saturday, September 7, Brisbane Water Police arrested a man identified as a Person of Interest (POI) in the case for breaching bail conditions in Narara.
He was a passenger in a silver Mitsubishi Lancer at the time of his arrest and was located with a knife and a crowbar.
A subsequent search of the vehicle and its other occupants uncovered an amount of property suspected of being stolen from the Koorin Rd residences.
The POI was arrested and conveyed to Gosford Police Station and a search warrant executed upon a residence in Old Chittaway Rd, Fountaindale, where police located and seized property suspected of being stolen, including firearms.
The POI was subsequently charged with: Breach of Bail; Two counts of Aggravated Break and Enter dwelling in company steal under $60,000; Steal firearm; Carry cutting weapon upon apprehension; Possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority; Possess unauthorised firearm; and Possess unauthorised pistol.
Investigations are ongoing.
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