Police are investigating after four vehicles were stolen – with one involved in a pursuit – after several homes broken into across the Hunter Valley overnight.
The first incident reported to police occurred when a resident in Livingstone Street, Wingen, challenged a man he found in his backyard about 8pm (Monday 3 May 2021).
He chased the man from the yard but stopped when the man met up with three others, threatening the resident. The group then ran from the scene.
A short time later, officers from Hunter Valley Police District responding to the reports, were told of four males in a white SUV hatchback acting suspiciously in the Wingen area.
A second incident occurred about 8.40pm, when four males attempted to break into a granny flat in…