Man arrested for stealing scrap metal

A man has been arrested following an alleged theft at Gosford on August 1.

At about 4.45pm police received information that there was a man on the roof of a vacant Central Coast Council owned building in Mann St.

Police allegedly found a 46-year-old North Gosford man moving a bin containing metal and copper.

Police say the man admitted stealing scrap metal including copper for cash.

A large tool bag and various tools were found nearby.

The man was arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station where he was charged with various offences and bailed to appear at Gosford Local Court on August 5.

A 44-year-old North Gosford woman was also found on the property and subsequently issued a penalty for Breach of the Public Health Order.

Brisbane Water Police District Facebook page, Aug 1