TWO men have been charged with allegedly breaking and entering three houses – including that of a 97-year-old woman – at Thirroul last night.
Wollongong police were patrolling Station Street when they discovered a stolen Hyundai Getz hatchback parked in the street about 1.30pm yesterday (Tuesday).
Police will allege a man was seen leaving the front yard of a house in Station Street and entering the Hyundai. Officers approached the man – searching him and the car – finding property believed to be stolen.
The 23-year-old man was arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station.
Police continued to search the street when they noticed a second man on a bicycle leaving another house. The 18-year-old man attempted to ride away from police and was arrested.
Further inquiries revealed two other houses in the area had been broken into – including that of a 97-year-old woman.
Both men were charged with break and enter and aggravated break and enter. The 23-year-old man was also charged with drive conveyance taken without consent.
They were refused bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court today (Wednesday).
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