Illawarra Newsroom

Two charged following stolen vehicle & break-in at Kiama

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A man and woman have been charged following an investigation into a stolen vehicle and several break and enters on the state’s south coast.

About 5.30pm Tuesday (16 July 2019) a white utility was stolen from Bong Bong Street, Kiama.

Officers from Lake Illawarra Police District commenced an investigation into the stolen vehicle and a number of other break and enter offences allegedly committed in the Kiama area over a three-day period.

Shortly after 9am today (Thursday 18 July 2019) police attended a shopping centre carpark in Nowra and arrested a 31-year-old man who was in the company of a 55-year-old woman.

A search of the woman’s vehicle revealed property relating to an alleged break and enter at a commercial premises in Kiama that was reported to police earlier today (Thursday 18 July 2019). The woman was arrested and the pair were taken to Nowra Police Station.

About 11.45am a search warrant was executed at a residential address on Jervis Street, Nowra.

Police located and seized a white utility vehicle, two electric bicycles valued at approximately $8,000, cash and a large amount of property believed to be linked to a number of break and enters in the Kiama area.

A 31-year-old Nowra man was charged with two counts of break and enter and one count of deal in proceeds of crime. He was bail refused and is due to appear before Nowra Local Court tomorrow (Friday 19 July 2019).

A 55-year-old Nowra woman was charged with deal in proceeds of crime and goods suspected stolen on premises. She was granted conditional bail and is due to appear before Nowra Local Court on 2 September 2019.