Emerton man charged for robbery after $80,000 worth of televisions stolen from Eastern Creek warehouse

Police said the thieves made off with $80,000 worth of televisions in a matter of minutes. Picture: NSW Police

Police said the thieves made off with $80,000 worth of televisions in a matter of minutes. Picture: NSW Police

An Emerton man has been charged for a brazen robbery at a warehouse in Eastern Creek earlier this year.

The man, 33, was arrested at a home on Handel Avenue about 8.30am on Thursday, following an investigation by Strike Force Seeliger detectives.

It’s alleged the man, and two accomplices, used a truck stolen from a Huntingwood business to break into the warehouse on Kangaroo Avenue, Eastern Creek about 11.30pm on February 14.

Police said the men drove through a roller door before using a forklift to load about $80,000 worth of televisions into the truck and driving from the scene.

One of the other men allegedly involved in the robbery, a 36-year-old, has already been arrested and is before the courts.

On Thursday, police arrested the 33-year-old before conducting a search of his home. It’s alleged police seizes several items relevant to the investigation.

He was taken to Mount Druitt police station and charged with offences, including aggravated break and enter to commit a serious indictable offence in company, aggravated break, enter, and steal in company, and taking and driving a vehicle without consent.

The man was formally refused bail at Mount Druitt Local Court to appear before Penrith Local Court on June 16.

Police said investigations continue into the incident.

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