MEN STEAL $100,000 WORTH OF COPPER CABLE IN THE HUNTER

Two men will face court today after allegedly stealing more than $100,000 worth of copper.

The copper cable was reported stolen from an industrial site in Tomago, near Newcastle.

Police reported to a storage shed on Tomago Road after reports unauthorised people were on the premises.

On arrival, officers chased down a 32-year-old man and arrested him.

A second man, aged 41, was arrested shortly after with assistance from the dog unit.

A vehicle and trailer were later located camouflaged in bushland nearby.

The men were taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station and the older man was charged with break and enter dwelling-house etc with intent (steal) and break & enter house etc steal value <= $60,000.

The younger man was charged with break and enter dwelling-house with intent to steal.

Both were refused bail to appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court today.