Break and Enter Theives Captured by Police

In the last couple of months, there have been quite a few break and enters in the Lane Cove Council area.  The NSW Police have captured part of the gang that was responsible for the break ins and have advised they hope to make further arrests in the coming days.

The modus operandi of the thieves is to access houses by open windows, removing glass louvers or by smashing a ground floor window/door.

NSW Police advised Police have arrested and charged a male and a female who police will allege were part of a group committing break and enter offences across the North Shore.

Following from the investigation into a number of break-ins that took place in the Lane Cove area last month police attended an address in Quest Avenue Carramar where they executed a search warrant. Police arrested an 18-year-old Minto man, a 16-year-old female from Carramar who were present at the time.

A search of the Carramar home uncovered numerous items believed to be stolen from homes on the North Shore and across Sydney. The pair were taken to Fairfield Police Station, both were charged with a range of serious property and break and enter offences and were refused bail and are due to appear in court later this month. Investigations are continuing and police expect to make further arrests in coming days.

This is great news, however, break and enters are still occurring.  Sometime between 8:00a m and 6:15 pm on Tuesday 3rd April unknown offender/s have gained entry to a home on Mowbray Road West, Lane Cove North.

The offender/s have gained entry to the home by forcing open a locked ground floor rear door. Upon gaining entry to the home the offenders have ransacked the main bedroom of the home throwing items across the room.The offenders have stolen from the home a small safe containing jewellery, watches and cash valued at approximately $66,500.

If you saw anything, contact Chatswood Police on 9414 8499 or Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000 or

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