Four arrested over break and enters
FOUR men have been arrested over home invasions in the Tweed.
In the first incident, in March 2014, a group of men forced entry to a home on Beryl Street at Tweed Heads and threatened the occupants with a firearm. No one was injured; however, the group stole a number of items from the home before fleeing.
Also in March, an elderly couple was at their home in James Street, Murwillumbah, when a group of men entered. The group threatened the elderly couple with firearms before repeatedly assaulting the man.
They ransacked the home and stole jewellery and other items.
In April, a number of men forced entry to a home on Wyuna Road at Tweed Heads and ordered the occupants to lie on the floor while they ransacked the home.
When one of the occupants managed to escaped, an intruder fired a shot towards him as he ran from the home; however, it missed and he wasn't injured.
Following a lengthy investigation by Strike Force Barakete, a 19-year-old Queensland man was arrested on November 11.
He was charged with two counts of aggravated break and enter and was granted bail to reappear at Tweed Heads Local Court on January 5 2015.
A 21-year-old Banora Point man was arrested on Wednesday November 19.
He was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where he was charged with special aggravated break and enter and committing serious indictable offence.
He was given conditional bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on December 15.
A 24-year-old Bundall man was arrested at Tweed Heads Police Station about 7.30am Thursday.
He was charged with special aggravated break and enter and appeared in Tweed Heads Local Court where he was given strict conditional bail to reappear on December 2.
A short time later, police stopped a car at Bilambil and arrested a 22-year-old man.
The local man was also charged with special aggravated break and enter and was bail refused to appear in Tweed Heads Local court on Thursday afternoon.
Strike Force Barakete was led by the State Crime Command's Robbery and Serious Crime Squad.
Police allege the break and enters were linked.