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Thief cleans up in daylight robbery

A Sydney man will face court later this month over the theft of more than 1,000 bottles of hand sanitiser and face masks worth around $7,000.

Police will allege the 34-year-old man stole the personal protective equipment from a factory in Prospect.

They say that at about 1.45pm yesterday (Tuesday 1 September), the man forced entry into a business on Rowood Road, Prospect and then used a forklift to load two pallets of boxes into a Toyota Land Cruiser.

The pallets contained 1,350 bottles of sanitiser and face masks valued at $7,000.

The Blacktown Proactive Crime Team attended a house in Challenger Way, Cranebrook, Greater Western Sydney and executed a warrant, locating the sanitiser and masks in the garage a few hours after the theft incident.

The man was arrested and taken to Penrith Police Station. He was charged with break and enter, and owner not disclose identity of driver.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Penrith Local Court on Monday 21 September.

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