Bail for man over Gunnedah break-in

A GUNNEDAH man has been charged over a break-in at a club earlier this week.

An alarm sounded at the Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club shortly after 3.30am on Wednesday after a car jack was thrown through a window. 

It's believed CCTV captured the incident, as two offenders gained entry and rifled through an area of the club before fleeing.

Two other businesses were also hit by thieves in the same morning.

After a short investigation, Joel Raymond Walton was arrested at a Gunnedah address late on Wednesday night and taken to Gunnedah Police Station where he was charged with two offences.

Gunnedah Sergeant Damien Wood said Walton was facing one count of aggravated break-and-enter with intent in company and be carried in a conveyance taken without consent.

"Police will allege the accused broke into the Gunnedah Services Club in company with another person," he said."Police will also allege he was a passenger in a stolen vehicle.

"A stolen Ford Falcon station wagon was found submerged in the Namoi River on Wednesday morning, and officers will allege the vehicle was used to commit a break-and-enter.

Walton fronted Tamworth Local Court on Thursday and was refused bail by Magistrate Roger Prowse.

He will remain in custody until the case returns to court again on March 12.

Sergeant Wood said police are still appealing for public help over the break-ins.

"Police are making further enquiries and the investigation is continuing," he said."Anyone with information is urged to contact Gunnedah police on 6742 9099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000."

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