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.