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CACHE OF STOLEN GOODS RECOVERED FOLLOWING KOTARA SOUTH ARREST

A motorcycle, electric tools, bicycles, surf boards, a lawn mower, and large amounts of portable electronic equipment are among items police allegedly recovered following an arrest in a Newcastle suburb yesterday.

As a result of investigations into a number of thefts across Newcastle and the Central Coast, police arrested a 30-year-old man outside a home on Blackbutt Parade in Kotara South, shortly after 10am yesterday.

Police seized a stolen motor cycle, and other stolen property that was allegedly in his possession.

A search warrant was then executed at a home on Havelock Street in Mayfield, where police allegedly located more stolen property, including electric tools, seven bicycles, five surf boards, large amounts of portable electronic equipment, a generator, a tent, a lawn mower, and a whipper snipper.

The items are believed to have been stolen across Newcastle West, Broadmeadow, Islington, Kotara South, Redhead and Wyoming.

The man was charged with 11 offences in total. Among the charges – three counts of larceny, stealing a motor vehicle, and receive property – theft.

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