Man Charged after Alleged Theft from Lake Macquarie Cars

A man’s been charged after a number of cars in the Lake Macquarie region were allegedly broken into.

Police had been investigating instances of objects being stolen from cars and a car theft in Belmont North, Valentine, Gateshead and Jewells.

Officers arrested a 23-year-old at a Mount Hutton home around 8am this morning.

He’s been charged with more than 20 offences including obtain property by deception, assaulting an officer and two counts of driving while disqualified.

The man has been refused bail and will front Toronto Local Court tomorrow.