Police charge five over $267,000 LCD monitor theft

Police have charged five men over the theft of a container with 830 Dell LCD monitors inside last week.

Two men aged 59 and 38, both from Liverpool, and a 49-year-old from West Hoxton, were charged overnight with goods in custody, while a 53-year-old Kogarah man was charged with one count each of receiving stolen property and goods in custody.

They were all granted bail and are due to appear in Liverpool Local Court on Tuesday 29 January.

A 41-year-old Bankstown man is due to appear in Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday 30 January charged with receiving stolen property.

Property Crime Squad detectives charged the men following inquiries into the theft of the 22-inch monitors, worth a total of $267,000.

The theft occurred between Friday night and early Monday morning at an industrial site on Burrows Road, St. Peters.

As a result of information received by police, two premises were raided overnight by Property Crime Squad detectives, assisted by the Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad and Newtown local area command. It will be alleged a large number of monitors were located and seized at premises in Lansvale and Punchbowl.

Detectives are continuing to execute a search warrant today at a storage facility on the Hume Highway, Lansvale.

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