'Looters' accused of trying to break into homes abandoned by families fleeing ...

Teenage boy and a 'looter', 30, are accused of trying to break into homes abandoned by families fleeing bushfires Two people have been charged with seeking to break into houses in NSW Boy, 17, and man, 30, are accused of trying to loot homes abandoned in fires 

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 22:21 GMT, 6 January 2020 | Updated: 03:40 GMT, 7 January 2020

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Two people have been charged with seeking to break into houses amid elevated bushfire danger on the NSW south coast.

A 17-year-old boy was on Sunday allegedly stopped with a screwdriver and bandanna in Bangalee, while a 30-year-old man was on Monday allegedly stopped with a knife, jemmy bar, pliers and other objects in North Nowra.

Both were charged with possessing housebreaking implements, while the man was also charged with knife possession and other offences.

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Two people have been charged with seeking to break into houses amid elevated bushfire danger on the New South Wales south coast. A firefighter is seen tackling a blaze near Nowra

Two people have been charged with seeking to break into houses amid elevated bushfire danger on the New South Wales south coast. A firefighter is seen tackling a blaze near Nowra

The boy will appear at a NSW children's court on January 23, while the 30-year-old was granted bail to appear at Nowra Local Court on January 13.

A third man was allegedly stopped in his vehicle in Moruya

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