Two charged over aggravated break and enter at Belmont

Two men have been charged over an alleged aggravated break and enter in the Lake Macquarie region.

About 1.30pm yesterday (Monday 18 August 2019), an aggravated break and enter occurred at a home in Belmont.

The offenders stole jewellery, passports and personal items, and were seen leaving the scene in a Toyota Corolla.

About 3pm the same day, officers from Lake Macquarie Police District sighted the vehicle at a home on Kambora Close, Windale.

About 6pm, officers executed a search warrant at the address. Inside the home, police arrested two men, aged 26 and 27, who were located hiding in a roof cavity.

Proceeds from the break and enter were allegedly located in the home.

The two men were taken to Belmont Police Station.

The older man was charged with fraud and driving offences, as well as aggravated break enter and steal in company.

The younger man was charged with an outstanding domestic violence and prison warrant, as well as domestic violence offences and aggravated break enter and steal in company.

They were both refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Tuesday 20 August 2019).