11 PEOPLE ARRESTED AND CHARGED IN MAJOR THEFT CRACK DOWN

A joint operation between Newcastle City and Lake Macquarie police has seen 11 people arrested in the last three days.

Operation Disrupt was established to target recent vehicle thefts and break and enters in the greater Newcastle area.

All were arrested and charged between Tuesday the 5th and Thursday the 7th of February with the assistance of PolAir and the Dog Unit.

Commander of Newcastle City Police District, Superintendent Brett Greentree said; “Recent crime trends have seen an increase in both break and enters and vehicle thefts in the region and Operation Disrupt was established to specifically target these crimes across both commands,”

“Through great police work we’ve been able to pro-actively target and disrupt this criminal activity, resulting in the arrest of the 11 people.” Supt Greentree said.