STOLEN KEYS USED IN NEWCASTLE BREAK AND ENTERS

A man will appear in court today, after being charged with breaking into a Newcastle apartment block on Monday night.

It’s believed the 34-year-old stole keys and an access fob from a letterbox on Worth Place just after midnight.

Multiple storage cages in the block’s basement were broken into, with mountain bikes, jewellery and tools stolen.

Following investigations, a Noraville man was arrested on Morgan Street, Islington, on Wednesday afternoon.

Police searched his backpack, finding various tools – including bolt cutters – which they’ll allege were used as house-breaking implements.

Officers also found numerous keys and access fobs for other residential apartment buildings.

They found one of the stolen mountain bikes at a nearby residence in Morgan Street.

The man was charged with a string of offences, including break and entering and theft.

A number of similar break and enters in the area are also under investigation and police are reminding residents to be vigilant and not to leave spare keys in their letterboxes.