Two men have been charged following a series of break-ins in the Lake Macquarie region.
It’s believed cigarettes were stolen from a Gateshead Supermarket in the early hours of Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, while a Redhead post office was also broken into around 1:50 am yesterday.
Shortly after yesterday’s alleged robbery, police stopped a Holden Commodore with two men inside.
Officers searched the car and reportedly found breaking tools and unopened cigarettes.
Both men were arrested.
Investigations found one of the men, a 20-year-old, was allegedly forensically linked to school break-ins back in 2013.
He was charged with a raft of offences and was refused bail to front Newcastle Local Court today.
The other man, a 26-year-old, has also been charged as an accessory after the fact.
He’s been granted conditional bail to front Belmont Local Court on June 20.