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Two charged over break and enters – Operation Countdown

Two men have been charged over a string of break and enters, vehicle thefts, and other property related offences across the North West Metropolitan Region.

Police from Operation Countdown have been investigating the offences, which are alleged to have occurred from 10 February 2018 to 8 March 2018, in Hawkesbury, Blacktown, Mt Druitt and Nepean Police Area Commands.

Following inquiries, about 7.10pm yesterday (Thursday 8 March 2018), police attended a home on Mendelssohn Avenue, Emerton, to arrest two men, aged 25 and 23.

The men fled on foot. The younger man was arrested a short distance away and the older man was arrested about two hours later after several foot pursuits.

The men were taken to Mt Druitt Police Station where the 25-year-old was charged with goods in custody, enter enclosed lands, and had three warrants executed.

The 23-year-old was charged with aggravated break and enter, enter vehicle without consent of owner, enter enclosed lands, and detention application – arrest.

They were both refused bail to appear at Mt Druitt Local Court today (Friday 9 March 2017).

Operation Countdown is a North West Metropolitan Region initiative targeting property crime, including break and enter offences.

Inquiries continue.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via social media pages.

Source: NSW Police

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