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Two arrested following Lake Mac break and enters


Two people have been charged with several property and driving offences following an investigation in the Lake Macquarie area.

About 10.20am on Tuesday 26 September, police were patrolling Sturt Street, Swansea, when they attempted to stop a black Honda Accord sedan.

When the driver allegedly disobeyed the directive, a pursuit was initiated, continuing through Pelican, Blacksmiths and Murrays Beach.

Eventually, the vehicle came to a stop.

The driver, a 38-year-old man, was arrested at the scene before being taken to Belmont Police Station.

Following extensive inquiries by the Lake Macquarie Proactive Crime Team, he was linked to three break and enters that occurred over recent weeks in Catherine Hill Bay, Valentine and Blacksmiths.

The man was charged with four counts of dishonestly obtain property by deception; three counts of aggravated break and enter dwelling etc in company steal; three counts of drive motor vehicle during disqualification period; drive conveyance taken without consent of owner; police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly; and hinder or resist police officer in the execution of duty.

Following further inquiries, a 45-year-old woman was arrested at the John Hunter Hospital about 1pm on Tuesday 26 September, after also being linked to a break and enter in Blacksmiths and Valentine.

The Swansea resident was charged with two counts of aggravated break and enter dwelling etc in company steal, and dishonestly obtain property by deception.

Both were refused bail to appear before Belmont Local Court on Wednesday 27 September.

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