Coffs Harbour highway patrol officer Snr Const. Mark Whittaker at Korora. Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate.
Coffs Harbour highway patrol officer Snr Const. Mark Whittaker at Korora. Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate. TREVOR VEALE/ The

Two arrests over Evans Head ram raid

Two men have been arrested over a ram raid on the Illawong Hotel bottle shop at Evans head earlier this week.

Police allege the men were involved in the theft of a Nissan Patrol from a Casino address in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Before driving to Evans Head the four-wheel drive was filled with petrol at a Casino service station which was not paid for.

About 2.40am a number of suspects got out of the vehicle after it was used in a ram raid on the bottle shop.

It is alleged they stole a large amount of cigarettes and alcohol.

The Nissan was found at Queen Elizabeth Park at around 3am, fully alight.

Police attended a Casino address later that day where they located cigarettes and alcohol.

Two men aged 18 and 19 were arrested and taken to Casino police station.

The 19-year-old from Tabulam was charged with steal motor vehicle and never licensed person drive vehicle.

The 18-year-old Casino man was charged with aggravated break enter and steal, fail to pay for petrol, being carried in conveyance without consent of owner and breach of bail.

Both men were refused bail.
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Investigations are continuing.

If anyone has information that may assist police, please contact Casino Detectives on 6662 0099 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.



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