Appeal for information following investigation into rural break-ins – Strike Force Uji

Police are appealing for public assistance following an investigation into two rural break-ins in the state’s central west last year.

In December 2023, officers attached to The Rural Crime Prevention Team (RCPT) and Orana Mid-Western Police District established Strike Uji, to investigate rural break-ins in the Running Stream and Aarons Pass area.

Police were told a large amount of property, firearms, cash, a Order of Australia Medal and a Hyundai I30 were allegedly stolen. One home was destroyed by fire.

Following inquiries, about 2pm on Tuesday (6 February 2024), strike force officers executed two search warrants on a storage facility on Attunga Street, Blaxland.

Officers located and seized a number of items of interest including, identification documents, a stamp collection, and numerous household items.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information about this incident, or dashcam or has CCTV from the area is urged to contact the rural Crime Investigators at Mudgee Police Station on 02 6372 8599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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