A man has been charged following an investigation into several robberies at commercial properties in the Ballina and Northern Rivers area.
Police from the Richmond Target Action Group say they began an investigation earlier this month following a number of commercial break, enter and steal incidents in the area.
Police media said that at about 2.30am on Saturday, 27 July, police attended a property in Ballina where a shed was broken into and a number of items were removed.
Following further investigations, a 37-year-old man was arrested after a number of foot pursuits.
Police say he was charged with 15 separate break, enter and steal offences, stealing property from dwelling house, possessing a prohibited drug and cultivating a prohibited plant.
He was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court.
Richmond Police District Commander, Superintendent Toby Lindsay, said officers will continue to disrupt criminal activity in the region.
‘Richmond Police District, including its Target Action Group, detectives and general duties police will continue to target property offenders to disrupt housebreaking and commercial property offences in the Ballina and Northern Rivers area,’ said Supt. Lindsay.
He urged the community to secure their property and report anyone acting suspiciously to local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.