BY ISABEL EVERETT
Two men will face court after allegedly attempting to break into a home at Elermore Vale, threatening occupants with a baseball bat.
Shortly before 2.10pm on Tuesday, two men attended a home on Lake Road, Elermore Vale, and allegedly attempted to force entry to the home.
A woman opened the door and the pair allegedly threatened her and a 17-year-old man with baseball bats.
The two men left the home, smashing several windows around the property and continuing to hit and smash several vehicles along Lake Road.
An unmarked police car attached to Newcastle City Police District was conducting patrols nearby when they located and arrested the two men – aged 18 and 16 – and took them to Waratah Police Station.
The older man was charged with aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence in company-not steal, and two counts of destroy/damage property.
He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Wednesday.
The teenage boy was charged with aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence in company-not steal and destroy/damage property more than $15,000.
He was refused bail to appear at a children’s court on Wednesday.
As inquiries are continuing, police are urging anyone whose vehicle may have been damaged to please contact Newcastle Police. Police are also urging anyone who may have dashcam footage or CCTV from the nearby area to come forward.