Men charged after break & enter

Two men will appear in court next month after being charged with a break and enter offence near Lake Macquarie.

During Sunday 28 April 2019 a home in Robina Drive at Hillsborough was broken into and a quantity of Australian currency was stolen.

That afternoon the owner reported the matter to police at Lake Macquarie Police District and officers commenced an investigation.

On Monday 29 April 2019 officers from Lake Macquarie Target Action Group arrested a 20-year-old man at a Roe Street, Mayfield home.

Officers subsequently searched a property at Hamilton South and recovered a quantity of cash.

Investigators then executed a search warrant at a home in Avery Lane at Buchanan and seized a quantity of cash and items of clothing for forensic analysis.

Following the search warrant a 22-year-old man was arrested at Cessnock Police Station.

Both men were charged with break, enter and steal and knowingly deal with proceeds of crime.

The 20-year-old man was granted conditional bail to appear at Cessnock Local Court on Wednesday 22 May 2019.

The 22-year-old man was granted conditional bail to appear at Cessnock Local Court on Wednesday 29 May 2019.

Police continue with their inquiries into the incident.