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Pair face stealing charges

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
Detective senior constable Nathan Nunn with two of the recovered items.
Camera IconDetective senior constable Nathan Nunn with two of the recovered items. Credit: Sophia Constantine

Two South Hedland men have been charged with a total of 20 offences after police alleged they found more than $500,000 of stolen goods during searches of properties in Hedland and Perth.

At the end of last week, East Pilbara detectives searched a commercial and a residential property in Hedland, which resulted in the seizure of three allegedly stolen vehicles.

Pilbara District Inspector Neville Dockery said police had recovered more than $600,000 worth of goods in total from several properties, allegedly stolen over a period of several months from across the State.

The items seized included three cars, five trailers, a jetski, a motorbike, power tools, number plates, firearms, excavators, diggers and compressors.

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Police say the two men, both from South Hedland and allegedly known to one another, were charged with stealing motor vehicles, receiving stolen property, unlawful possession, and firearm and drug charges.

“Police maintain a focus on volume crime including burglary and stolen vehicle,” Insp. Dockery said.

He said burglaries were down in South Hedland by 32 per cent in comparison with the same period last year.

The two men were due to appear at South Hedland Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

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