Man charged with house burglary in New Town
A 20 year old man from Moonah has been charged with a variety of offences after a burglary was reported in New Town yesterday.
Around 9am, the man was disturbed inside the house before fleeing the area with a large quantity of property including jewellery, cash and electronic devices.
Police located the man nearby where he was arrested and subsequently charged with offences including:
- Aggravated burglary
- Unlawful possession of property
- Unlawfully possess dangerous article in a public place
- Being found prepared for the commission of a crime.
All stolen property was located and returned to the owners.
The man was bailed to appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court at a later date.
“Police would like to remind all members of the community to ensure they lock their properties and vehicles, especially when not in attendance,” said A/Inspector Rick Newman.
“Thieves are often opportunistic, and I urge everyone to be vigilant to prevent being a target of burglary.”
“Members of the community should report any suspicious activity to police on 131 444 or through Crime Stoppers at www.crimestopperstas.com.au.”