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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Couple allegedly threatened with baseball bats

Two men will face court today after an alleged aggravated break and enter at a Newcastle residence yesterday.

Shortly before 2.10pm on Tuesday 9 February, the pair attended a home on Lake Road, Elermore Vale, and attempted to force entry to the premises.

A woman opened the door and the men allegedly threatened her and a 17-year-old male with baseball bats.

The duo left the home, smashing several windows around the property and continuing to hit and smash several vehicles along Lake Road.

An unmarked police car attached to Newcastle City Police District was conducting patrols nearby when they located and arrested the two men – aged 18 and 16 – and took them to Waratah Police Station.

The older teen was charged with aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence in company-not steal, and two counts of destroy/damage property.

He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Wednesday 10 February.

The younger boy was charged with aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence in company-not steal and destroy/damage property more than $15,000.

He was also refused bail, but will appear at a children’s court on Wednesday 10 February.

As inquiries are continuing, police are urging anyone whose vehicle may have been damaged to please contact Newcastle Police.

Officers urge anyone who may have dashcam footage or CCTV from the nearby area to come forward, too.

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