POLICE have charged two men after medals were stolen during a break-in at Balgownie earlier in the year.
About 2am on Friday January 13, a home in Balgownie was broken into and several items were stolen, including Australian Defence Force medals.
Wollongong Police were notified on Saturday January 14 and commenced an investigation. Following inquiries, just before 9am today (Tuesday), detectives executed a search warrant at a home on Duncan Street, Balgownie.
During the search, police found property, including the medals, allegedly stolen during the break-in. A cross bow and cannabis was also found at the property.
Two men – aged 39 and 46 – were arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station.
The younger man was charged with possessing a prohibited drug, and possessing or using a prohibited weapon without permission. The older man was charged with break and enter offences.
They were both granted conditional bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday March 28.