A 20-year-old Nowra man has pleaded not guilty to taking part in a crime spree along the South Coast in February.
Police allege the man's crime spree spanned from Nowra to Eden over two days, and included the theft of six cars, cash, mobile phones and clothing during five aggravated break and enters involving other unidentified accomplices.
He faced Bega Local Court on Tuesday, May 14.
Police allege the man, who has been granted bail, broke into O2 Auto Sports automotive repair shop in South Nowra, taking $300 in cash and the keys to a silver Audi Q7 and a Toyota Camry in the early hours of February 26.
They allege later in the same day the man broke into Eden ice suppliers South Coast Ice, stealing more cash, a safe and keys to the business's Mercedes van.
Police allege the man later destroyed the van by lighting it on fire in Eden.
Police also allege the man broke into Eden's Ron Doyle Motors car dealership late at night on February 27, taking the keys to a Ford Focus, Hyundai Getz and a Toyota Corolla.
They then allege the man broke into the Bega Post Office in the early hours of February 28, taking cash and a number of mobile phones.
The same night the man allegedly broke into SportsPower Merimbula, taking both men's and women's clothing.
The man was arrested in Nowra by the South Coast Northern Proactive Crime Team on Friday, March 1.
He has pleaded not guilty to five charges of aggravated break and enter in company, three charges of taking and driving a vehicle without the consent of the owner, one charge of stealing a motor vehicle and one count of damaging property by fire.
He is yet to enter a plea on three further charges of taking and driving a vehicle without the consent of the owner.
Local court Magistrate Doug Dick adjourned the matter to Bega Local Court on Tuesday, June 25 for charge certification.
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