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Five people arrested for trying to steal wine from a Muswellbrook winery


Five people have been arrested for trying to steal wine from a winery at Muswellbrook. 

Hunter Valley Police District (HVPD) officers were called to a winery on Hunter Street at about 6:20pm last night after an alarm was activated at the industrial premises. 

HVPD officers responded and found two vehicles parked outside with boxes of wine nearby.

During an external check of the property, police heard voices and saw torch lights inside.

Officers entered the building and found a man in the barrel room. The 27-year-old was arrested and taken outside where a further three people – a 23-year-old woman and two men, aged 23 and 33 – were also arrested

All four people were taken to Muswellbrook Police Station.

That wasn't the end of it though, following further inquiries, officers arrested a fifth person, a 22-year-old man, just before 9.30pm at a fast food restaurant in Muswellbrook. He was also taken to Muswellbrook Police Station.

All five were charged with aggravated break, enter and steal, enter inclosed lands, and malicious damage.

They will appear at Muswellbrook Local Court on Monday 26 October 2020.

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