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Third man charged following crime spree

Strike force detectives, assisted by Western Region Operations Support Group, executed two search warrants at homes in Wee Waa and arrested two men earlier in the year.

Detectives have charged a man over an alleged break-in at a golf club following investigations into several thefts and a ram raid in the region.

Just before 2.30am on October 14, police were called to a registered club on Henry Street, Werris Creek.

An Oxley Police District officer attended and the police vehicle he was driving was hit by a stolen Holden Rodeo ute before the officer exited the vehicle and fired his gun.

No one was injured, and the ute drove away before the occupants dumped the vehicle on The Gap Road and fled into nearby bushland.

Despite an extensive search of the area, they were not located.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad, assisted by Oxley Police District, commenced an investigation under Strike Force Ousley.

Strike Force detectives also investigated a number of other thefts in the state’s west and north, including:

  • the attempted theft of an ATM from a financial institution in Bingara on July 29. 2018

  • an aggravated break-in at a car-wash cash machine in Tuncurry September 28

  • motor vehicles stolen from a business within Narrabri on November 18, and

  • a break-in at a club on Golf Club Road, Wee Waa, about 6am on January 21 where cash and alcohol were stolen

As a result of investigations, strike force detectives, assisted by Western Region Operations Support Group, executed two search warrants at homes in Wee Waa earlier this month.

Two men – both aged 22 – were charged. They remain before the courts.

Following further inquiries, detectives arrested a 38-year-old man at Tamworth Police Station about 9.30am on Tuesday.

He was charged with aggravated break and enter a dwelling in company, stealing less than $60,000.

Police will allege in court that the man was involved in a break-in at a club in Wee Waa in January 2020. He was remanded in custody to appear at Tamworth Local Court today.

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