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Two charged following car break-ins at Wallsend


Two men, aged 22 and 39, have been charged following several alleged car break-ins at Wallsend over the weekend.

About 2.40am on Saturday 9 September, officers from Newcastle City Police District were patrolling the area.

They were flagged down by members of the public who provided information about two males who had allegedly broken into several cars nearby.

A short time later, police stopped two men on Minmi Road, Wallsend.

Following a search, they seized tools, coins, six mobile phones, keys, medication, syringes, a box of ammunition, ID documents, letters and two knives.

Officers will allege the items had been taken during the car break-ins.

The males were then taken to Waratah Police Station.

The younger man was charged with four counts of goods in personal custody suspected being stolen, larceny, enter vehicle or boat without consent of owner/occupier, enter enclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse, possess housebreaking implements, and custody of knife in public place.

The older male was charged with goods in custody suspected being stolen, larceny, and enter vehicle or boat without consent of owner/occupier.

Both were refused bail to a appear before Newcastle Local Court on Monday 11 September.

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