Two men will face court after they allegedly broke into a house on the NSW mid north coast and made off with up to 40 reptiles.
Three males allegedly entered the house at Wingham about 3.40am on Saturday, where they threatened a 17-year-old with a knife, assaulted him and stole up to 40 reptiles, heating lamps and reptile food.
Following investigations, police searched the home of another 17-year-old boy in Wingham later that day and seized a large number of reptiles, including a Woma Python, Golden-tailed Gecko and a Bearded Dragon.
The teen was arrested and charged with a number of offences, including break, enter and steal, and committing a serious indictable offence.
He was refused bail and is set to appear at children's court on Monday.
After further investigations, a 26-year-old man was arrested on Sunday and charged with aggravated break and enter and committing a serious indictable offence.
He was refused bail and is expected to appear before Taree Local Court on Monday.