Today a reminder the these aren’t the good ol’ days and how important it is to keep your homes secure after two men were charged over multiple break and enter offences in the Bogangar area this morning.
About 9am (Saturday 4 May 2019), two unknown men walked to the front door of a home on Maple St, Bogangar, allegedly yelling abuse and threatening the occupants of the home.
One of the men was allegedly armed with a metal pole, while the other was armed with a glass bottle.
They fled the scene on foot and no one was physically injured during the incident.
The men then entered the unlocked front door of a home on Oleander Ave, Bogangar.
Once inside the home they allegedly demanded money and threatened the occupants, before fleeing the scene on foot. They did not take anything from the home and no one was physically injured during the incident.
Police have been told one of the men allegedly damaged a neighbour’s car with a glass bottle, causing panel and paint damage to the vehicle.
Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District were notified and commenced investigations.
Following inquiries, police arrested two men, both aged 18 at the scene. hey were taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where they were charged.
The first man was charged with armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, aggravated break and enter to commit serious indictable offence, behave in offensive manner in/near public place, resist or hinder officer in the execution of duty, enter vehicle or boat without consent of owner.
The second man was charged with armed with intent to commit an indictable offence.
Both men were refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court tomorrow (Sunday 5 May 2019).
Acting Detective Inspector Grant Erickson from Tweed/Byron, says the incidents reiterate the importance of properly securing your home and property.
‘Most break and enters, stolen motor vehicles and similar crimes are preventable,’ he said. ‘You can actively reduce your chances of becoming a victim by using common sense and taking simple steps to secure your home.’
For further tips on home security, visit the NSW Police Force web site: https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/safety_and_prevention/safe_and_secure/home/residential