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Teen "disguised" during robbery in Orange, police allege

April 30, 2024

Copyright: Orange News Examiner.

By Peter Holmes

At about 3:30am last Tuesday (April 23, 2024) police received reports of a break and enter at a home on Blanche Avenue, Orange.

Police will allege a mobile, computer tablet, car keys and a Hyundai were stolen.

"A woman and child home at the time were not injured," said NSW Police.

Following inquiries, about 9.30pm yesterday (Monday April 29, 2024), police attended a home on South Terrace, Orange and arrested a 19-year-old man.

Blanche Avenue. Google Earth.

During a search of the man, police allege they located a machete and jewellery.

The man was taken to Orange Police Station and charged with face blackened/disguised with intent commit indictable offence, goods in personal custody suspected being stolen, aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence, take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, and breach of bail.

He was refused bail to appear at Orange Local Court today.

The charges were laid as part of Operation Regional Mongoose, a "high-visibility police operation to tackle serious property-related crime committed predominately by young offenders".

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