A COUPLE stand accused of driving around without headlights on before secretly entering building sites and stealing items.
Lake Macquarie police allege the man and woman were seen driving along Royalty Street at West Wallsend about 1am on Wednesday.
“The pair was seen entering three properties that were under construction, allegedly removing items from the properties and putting them in the vehicle,’’ police allege.
Officers stopped the maroon Toyota Corolla and searched the vehicle and allegedly seized stolen property as well as house breaking tools and a knife.
The man, 43, and woman, 25, were arrested and taken to Toronto police station where they were charged with aggravated break and enter, goods in custody, possess house breaking implements and custody of a knife.
They were bail refused to appear at Toronto Local Court on Wednesday.