Gang arrests follow truck and freight thefts

Police say stolen prime mover and trailers used to steal containers loaded with tyres

January 17, 2013

New South Wales Police has arrested four men aged between 19 and 25 over a spate of freight-related thefts in Sydney’s south-west.

The men were held without bail overnight following what Property Crime Squad detectives described as the "organised theft" of shipping containers, trucks and freight trailers.

Strike Force Mynah has been investigating a number of commercial thefts, including the alleged theft of two trucks from two properties at Chipping Norton on Saturday.

The trucks were then
used to remove two trailers carrying shipping containers containing tyres worth $150,000 from a property at Eastern Creek.

"Seven search warrants were executed at properties in Granville, Guildford, Auburn and Old Guildford, with four men arrested and various items of property seized," police say.

"Those items included a Mercedes sedan and Toyota four-wheel-drive, a boat, a pistol, a stun gun, breaking tools, electronic items, steroids and documents. All seized items will be further examined."

Investigations are ongoing and the men face Burwood and Fairfield local courts today.

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