NSW police charge man after multiple break and enters at Bankstown

A man will face court following an investigation into multiple break and enters in Sydney’s Northern Beaches earlier this year.

Between 8pm on Friday 9 October 2020 and 7am on Saturday 10 October 2020, a home in Ralston Road, Palm Beach, was broken into while the owners were sleeping.

The incident was reported to police and officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command commenced inquiries.

At the time, a number of items including a cashbox, iPad, computer, several hard drives, a drone and computer equipment were reported as stolen.

Four additional break and enters were also reported to police at properties within the area.

Following inquiries, police arrested a 48-year-old man at a home on Chertsey Avenue, Bankstown, about 8.40pm yesterday (Thursday 10 December 2020).

During a search of the property, police seized a number of items including drugs, speakers, clothing, phones, jewellery and a hard drive believed to contain stolen digital media from a production company.

They will be taken for forensic examination.

The man was taken to Campsie Police Station where he was charged with 13 offences including, four counts of break & enter house steal value

Police will allege he committed numerous break and enters in the Northern Beaches area over a four- month period.

The Bankstown man was refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court today (Friday 11 December 2020).

Inquiries are continuing.

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

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