Second man faces car theft charges

A SECOND Shoalhaven man has been charged over the alleged armed robbery of a vehicle in western Sydney in June.

A 21-year-old Sanctuary Point man was charged in Nowra on Wednesday afternoon, in relation to the robbery.

Police allege the man was one of three who went to a property on Henry Lawson Drive, East Hills, shortly after 3am on Tuesday, June 24 where they threatened an occupant with a metal pole before stealing his Lexus sedan.

He was charged with armed robbery and demand property with menaces and was remanded in custody to appear before Nowra Local Court on September 16.

Investigators from Strike Force Lagul started inquiries into the armed robbery of the vehicle, and on July 22 arrested a 25-year-old Sussex Inlet man at Nowra Police Station. 

The man was charged with armed robbery and demand property with menaces, and is currently before the courts.

Strike Force Lagul was formed by the Property Crime Squad and Shoalhaven Local Area Command in April to investigate a number of aggravated break, enter and steal offences in the area, including robberies at a service station on the Princes Highway in Falls Creek on April 10, a ram-raid robbery of an ATM at a service station on the Princes Highway, Wandandian on April 14 and an aggravated break, enter and steal at a tobacconist in Vincentia on June 7.

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