BY IAN CROUCH
A man is due to front court today over a series of break-ins around Newcastle over the past week.
It's alleged the 43-year-old broke into a coffee shop on Wharf Road and a shop on Hunter Street last Monday - he's also wanted over a theft from a Wallsend supermarket last Saturday and an aggravated break-in of a New Lambton.supermarket on Monday.
The man was arrested at Cardiff yesterday afternoon.
A search of the man and his car allegedly located housebreaking implements
and a knife.
He was taken to Waratah police station and charged with several offences
- Break, enter and steal;
- Break and enter with intent (steal);
- Aggravated break, enter and steal in company;
- Carry cutting weapon on apprehension; and
- Possess housebreaking implements.
He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today.