Two men charged, property seized in raid near Lismore

Police have charged two men over a large amount of property seized yesterday, following investigations into break and enters in Ballina and Alstonville.

Around 10am yesterday (Tuesday), officers from Richmond Local Area Command attended a home on Clavan Street, and arrested a 32-year-old man.

He was taken to Ballina police station where he was charged with six counts of breaking, entering and stealing, one count of breaking and entering with intent, destroying or damaging property and possessing or using a prohibited weapon without a permit.

He was refused bail and appeared at Lismore Local Court yesterday (Wednesday) where he was then bailed to appear before the same court on Tuesday 16 February.

After his arrest at around 3pm, police went to a property at Donlon Road, Monaltrie, and executed a search warrant.

A 31-year-old man was arrested there and taken to Lismore police station where he was charged with an outstanding warrant for breaking his parole.

Police said that during the search they seized a large amount of property, including power and gardening tools, a television and other items.

Inquiries are continuing and police are urging anyone with information on this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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