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Australia Couple charged with looting in fire-hit NSW town

05:05  11 january  2020
05:05  11 january  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

Accused SA bushfire arsonist bailed

  Accused SA bushfire arsonist bailed A South Australian man charged with deliberately starting a bushfire at Aldinga Beach has been bailed. An Adelaide man charged with using fireworks to deliberately light bushfires on a day of total bans and high fire danger has been granted bail. The 31-year-old, who cannot be named, is accused of deliberately starting two bushfires at Aldinga Beach, south of the city, on December 28.The fires were started in scrubland and were quickly extinguished by firefighters, before the man was arrested by police several days later.

Three men have been charged with looting in fire grounds on the New South Wales South Coast. Police warned they would continue patrolling the region. NSW Police Minister David Elliott said he would take matters into his own hands to make sure anyone caught stealing faces the full force of the

Three people have been charged with looting in the southeast Queensland town of Gympie, including two teena A 25-year-old man has also been charged with entering a CBD hotel through open doors and stealing property on Police investigate after shots fired at Brisbane nightspot from boat.

Two people have been charged for allegedly looting electrical items from a business on the NSW South Coast after it was damaged by fire.

Police allege the 38-year-old man and woman, aged 31, went to the Batemans Bay shop twice last Wednesday and stole the items.

a person in a green field: Kids play cricket in Batemans Bay during the fire crisis © Nine Kids play cricket in Batemans Bay during the fire crisis

The gear was allegedly found at homes in Tilba Tilba and Narooma yesterday.

Both were arrested and taken to Batemans Bay Police Station.

They face multiple charges relating to breaking into the business and taking goods.

Both were refused bail to appear at Batemans Bay Local Court today.

Rosedale bushfire looting victim robbed twice after New Year's Eve emergency

  Rosedale bushfire looting victim robbed twice after New Year's Eve emergency A NSW woman's home survived the New Year's Eve bushfires, but not the worst instincts of the thieves who robbed her even as the bush around her house was still smouldering.When she returned to the property on Friday, January 3, she found her shed robbed, with the thieves making off with mowers, a leaf blower, chainsaws, her son's bike, and even the pump off her water tank, and all as the surrounding bush still smouldered.

'Extraordinary circumstances': Deputy PM flags aid for fire - hit towns . Devastated farmers and country towns will need state and federal help to get back on their feet after suffering in vast bushfires this week, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack says.

RFS volunteers and NSW fire and rescue officers protecting a home on Wheelbarrow Ridge Road The theft comes shortly after reports of alleged looting in bushfire-stricken areas, with scammers Admitting the family have gotten through tough times before, Mr Wild reminisced on his home town

NSW Police warned they are patrolling bushfire affected areas.

a person driving a car on the road: Batemans Bay was badly hit by the fires © Nine Batemans Bay was badly hit by the fires

Earlier this week police bosses vowed to ensure three men charged over alleged offences committed in areas of the New South Wales' South Coast impacted by bushfires are appropriately punished.

Police allege the trio were involved in separate incidents involving trespassing, housebreaking and drink driving in fire-affected communities near Nowra.

Man charged with unlawfully starting fire in Tasmania during total fire ban .
Police allege the 35-year-old man set fire to vegetation in Mangana during a total fire ban period, which started the Mangana Road fire on December 30. © ABC Bushfire The Mangana Road fire in Fingal has so far spread to more than 8,000 hectares and one home has been destroyed.The accused will appear in an out-of-hours court hearing in Launceston later tonight. © ABC Bushfire The Mangana Road fire in Fingal has so far spread to more than 11,000 hectares and one home has been destroyed. Fingal resident Jeanette Parsons said the smoke conditions in the town were only worsening each day.

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