POLICE have charged a man in relation to a series of car thefts, bag snatches and frauds in Wollongong.
Since May this year, Wollongong detectives have been investigating a range of offences across suburbs, which included Corrimal.
These included the theft of hand bags from elderly women and subsequent fraud offences on retail outlets.
Police were also investigating the theft of around seven cars.
Around 2.15pm yesterday (Wednesday), police arrested a 42-year-old man on Porter Street in North Wollongong.
He was searched and found with implements allegedly used for breaking into cars.
The man was taken to Wollongong Police Station and charged with a range of offences including seven counts of car theft; 21 counts of larceny and seven counts of fraud