Police say they have charged a Nowra man and woman following an investigation into a stolen vehicle and several break and enters in Kiama.
About 5.30pm, July 16, a white utility was stolen from Bong Bong Street, Kiama, police say.
Officers from Lake Illawarra Police District began investigating the stolen vehicle and a number of other break and enter offences allegedly committed in the Kiama area over a three-day period.
Shortly after 9am on July 18, police attended a shopping centre carpark in Nowra and arrested a 31-year-old man who was in the company of a 55-year-old woman.
Police say a search of the woman's vehicle revealed property related to an alleged break and enter at a commercial premises in Kiama, reported to police earlier that day.
The woman was arrested and the pair were taken to Nowra Police Station.
At about 11.45am a search warrant was executed at a residential address on Jervis Street, Nowra.
Police located and seized a white utility vehicle, two electric bicycles valued at approximately $8,000, cash and a large amount of property.
Police say they believe the property to be linked to a number of break and enters in the Kiama area.
A 31-year-old Nowra man was charged with two counts of break and enter and one count of deal in proceeds of crime. He was bail refused and is due to appear before Nowra Local Court on Friday, July 19.
A 55-year-old Nowra woman was charged with deal in proceeds of crime and goods suspected stolen on premises. She was granted conditional bail and is due to appear before Nowra Local Court on September 2.