Eleven charged following investigation into break-ins, vehicle thefts in Newcastle area

Police have arrested 11 people during a three-day operation targeting vehicle theft and break and enters in the greater Newcastle area.

Operation Disrupt was run by police from Newcastle City and Lake Macquarie police districts between Tuesday and Thursday (5-7 February 2019).

Local police were assisted by PolAir and the Dog Unit.

Eleven people were arrested during the operation and charged with a total of 18 offences, relating to alleged vehicle thefts and break and enters.

Commander of Newcastle City Police District, Superintendent Brett Greentree, said he was pleased with the results of the operation.

“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,” Supt Greentree said.

“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.”