Women’s burglary charges

TWO women appeared in Albury Local Court yesterday after police recovered about $50,000 in stolen property from a Springdale Heights home on Monday.

The women have been charged with burglary and the theft of the property allegedly stolen from Albury homes during the past six weeks.

Christine Payne, 30, of Springdale Heights, was charged with seven counts of aggravated break and enter.

Rebecca Giddings, 28, of Thurgoona, was charged with seven counts of aggravated burglary, one count of dealing in stolen property and another count of possess a prohibited drug.

The women were bailed to re-appear on May 12.

Albury police Inspector David Cottee said police recovered the stolen property from a home in Goolagar Crescent.

“It’s alleged they found a total of 72 items including jewellery, DVDs, perfume, pharmaceutical drugs and electronic equipment,” Insp Cottee said.

The property, valued at $50,000, was allegedly taken from homes in Breen Street, Highview Crescent, Owen Court and Colley and Mair streets.

Homes in Yambla Avenue in North Albury and Algona Road in Springdale Heights were also allegedly broken into.

Police said the alleged burglaries occurred during daylight hours.