A man has been charged following an investigation into two alleged break-ins, a trespass, and a pursuit in the state’s north.
About 3am yesterday (Wednesday 7 February 2024), emergency services were called after reports a group of men allegedly forced entry into a home on Alice Street, Moree.
Police were told the group stole cash, keys, and fled the location in the occupants MG Sedan.
An 87-year-old man home at the time was not injured.
About 5am, the group attempted to enter on a home on Gwydir Street, Moree, and when they failed, they fled the area.
Just after 5am, the group – one armed with a knife – forced entry into a motel room on Boggabilla Road, Moree, and stole a wallet and keys.
The occupant a 39-year-old man was not injured.
About 530am, police were patrolling Moree, when they sighted the MG Sedan on Alice Street, and attempted to stop it.
When the MG allegedly failed to stop as directed, a pursuit was initiated, continuing through Moree.
The pursuit was terminated a short time later after losing sight, and was located abandoned in a park on Florence Street, where it was seized for forensic examination.
Following inquiries, about 4.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 7 February 2024), police attended a home on Boland Drive, Moree, and executed a search warrant.
A short time later, police arrested an 18-year-old man at Yulunga Street, Moree, and was taken to Moree Police Station.
He was charged with two counts of aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence, recklessly deal with proceeds of crime, be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, enter enclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse, and breach of bail.
The man was refused bail to appear at Inverell Local Court today (Thursday 8 February 2024).
Inquiries are continuing.