Stolen property seized during search warrant; Two charged at Broken Hill, NSW

Two men have been charged after stolen property was recovered during a search warrant at a home in the state’s Far West yesterday.

Following an investigation into recent break-ins in the Broken Hill area, officers attached to Barrier Police District attended a home on Chapple Lane about 1.15pm on Thursday (30 April 2020), to execute a search warrant.

Upon arrival, a 27-year-old man was seen fleeing the home and was arrested after a short foot pursuit.

During a search of the home, officers allegedly located and seized a large amount of property, including weapons, fishing equipment, jewellery, electronic equipment, other personal items, and cannabis.

A second man, aged 27, was arrested at the home after allegedly abusing and threatening officers.

Both men were taken to Broken Hill Police Station.

The first man was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, intentionally choke person without consent and steal from the person value.

He was bail refused to appear at Dubbo Local Court today (Friday 1 May 2020).

The second man was charged with intimidate police officer in execution of duty.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Broken Hill Local Court on Tuesday 14 July 2020.

Inquiries continue to identify the owners of the seized property, and investigators are appealing for anyone who has been the victim of a recent break in and believe the items may be theirs to contact detectives. Proof of ownership will need to be provided.

Inquiries continue.

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