Aladdin’s cave of stolen items discovered: police

Aladdin’s cave of stolen items discovered: police

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A Tumut man has been charged over a number of alleged drug, firearm and property offences following a search warrant in Tumut Friday afternoon.

Tumut detectives and officers  have been investigating multiple alleged break and enters in the Tumut area in recent months.

Following a number of inquiries, police, with assistance from the Target Action Group and detectives, executed a search warrant at a home on Herbert Street, Tumut about 12.30pm.

During a subsequent search of the property, officers allegedly discovered amounts of cannabis and methamphetamine, ammunition, house breaking implements and a large amount of property believed to be stolen.

Tumut Inspector Stephen Radford described the stash as a “virtual Aladdin’s cave” of stolen items.

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Police allege they found at the property:

  • 12 mature cannabis plants,
  • Alleged stolen property, including hair products, jewellery, watches, cameras, cash, ear piercing equipment, alcohol, documents, business and residential keys,
  • House breaking implements,
  • Ammunition,
  • Methamphetamine,
  • Cannabis and
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All items were seized from the home and will undergo forensic examination.

A 43-year-old man was arrested at the property and taken to Tumut Police Station, where he was charged with 14 offences including break and enter (four counts), cultivate prohibited plant, possess prohibited drug (two counts), supplying a prohibited drug, possess ammunition and other drug and property-related offences, including stealing from a motor vehicle.

He was refused bail to appear before Wagga Wagga Local Court today.

“More operations of this nature are planned in the near future,” Inspector Radford said.  “High risk targets have been identified for further police attention and resources.”

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/