NSW police charge man with spate of malicious damage at Albury

A man will face court today charged with 32 offences following an alleged series of malicious damage incidents across Albury.

Officers from Murray River Police District commenced an investigation, following reports business walls and residential fences across Albury had been vandalised between Wednesday (18 December 2019) and today (Friday 20 December 2019).

Police will allege in court that there were more than 20 incidents of malicious damage across Union Bank Lane, Wilson Street, Spencer Street, Young Street and Dean Street.

About 3am today, police were patrolling Wilson Street, Albury when they allegedly spotted a man hiding near cans of spray paint and a vandalised building wall.

Following a short foot pursuit, the 28-year-old man was arrested and taken to Albury Police Station.

He was charged with 27 counts of malicious damage, resist police, possess knife, possess cutting weapon on apprehension, face blackened commit indictable offence and possess means of disguising face commit indictable offence.

The man was refused bail to appear at Albury Local Court today.

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