A man has been charged over his role in an alleged luxury car theft plot across Sydney, which police allege is connected to organised crime groups.
Five allegedly stolen cars were recovered in a subsequent search of a Ryde home on Friday, resulting in the man’s arrest.
Officers began investigating after a grey Volkswagen Amarok, Porsche Caynee and a Dodge Ram truck were allegedly stolen from homes in Russel Lea and Kingsford in the early hours of October 23.
Task Force Magnus located the Porsche and Volkswagen in Erskineville and the Dodge Ram in St Peters later that day, with officers seizing the three vehicles for forensic examination.
After an appeal to the public for information on two men seen on CCTV getting out of the Porsche in Erskineville, police executed a search warrant at an address in Ryde at 7:20am on Friday.
They arrested a 32-year-old man they allege was behind the thefts.
During the raid, police located and seized a Mazda CX5 as well as the car keys for two Audis and a BMW allegedly stolen from Woolstonecraft and Ryde on Thursday night.
Police allege the cars were provided to “Organised Criminal Networks for the purpose of violent crime”.
Police have now located two of the three allegedly stolen cars in North Sydney and East Ryde.
The man was charged with three counts of aggravated break and enter with intent and one count of receiving property from theft.
He was refused bail to appear before Parramatta Local Court on Saturday.