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Operation Marauder targeting recidivist property crime and fraud

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Police say two men have been charged with several property offences in Kingscliff.

Operation Marauder is an ongoing operation by the Tweed/Byron Police District targeting recidivist property crime and fraud offenders.

Following extensive ongoing inquiries, police arrested a 26-year-old man at a Kingscliff property about 12.35pm yesterday (Wednesday, 13 January, 2021).

He was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where he was charged with driving whilst disqualified as well as four property and fraud offences.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 8 February 2021.

Later that day, detectives and officers from the Tweed Byron Proactive Crime Team attended a property in Banora Point and arrested a 27-year-old man.

He was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged with 61 property offences, including enter inclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse, enter vehicle or boat without consent of owner and larceny.

Police will allege in court the Banora Point man broke into several homes and vehicles between December 2020 and January 2021 in Banora Point, Fingal Head, Chinderah and Kingscliff.

He was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court.

Operation Marauder will continue throughout the Tweed/Byron Police District in 2021.

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