Another man charged following investigation into the theft of firearms at Dubbo and Warren – Strike Force Sako

A man has been charged following an investigation into a break and enter in the state’s central west last year.

About 4.10am on Sunday on 23 April 2023, a property on the Newell Highway, Dubbo, was broken into with firearms and a Hilux utility towing a trailer holding an ATV allegedly stolen.

In another incident, between 12.15am and 3am on Wednesday 3 May 2023, a property on the Oxley Highway, Warren, was broken into and firearms were allegedly stolen.

In April 2023, officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District and the Rural Crime Prevention Team established Strike Force Sako to investigate the incidents.

Three men – aged 23,24 and 28 – have been charged and remain before the courts.

Following further inquiries, about 7.30am today (Thursday 13 June 2024), officers attended a home on Trelanvean Street, Dubbo, conducted a Firearms Prohibition Order (FPO) search.

A 31-year-old man was arrested and taken to Dubbo Police Station.

He was charged with two counts of break and enter house steal value

He was refused bail to appear a Dubbo Local Court today (Thursday 13 June 2024).

Investigations under Strike Force Sako are ongoing.

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