Man charged with stealing $7K worth of hand sanitiser, face masks

A man has been charged after he allegedly broke into a Sydney factory and stole $7000 worth of hand sanitiser and face masks.

The alleged theft happened about 1.45pm on Tuesday, when the man allegedly forced his way into a business on Rowood Road in Prospect.

Once inside, police allege he 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,” NSW police said.

Following investigations into the robbery, detectives raided a home in Cranebrook around 4pm yesterday and uncovered the sanitiser and masks in the garage.

A 34-year-old man was arrested and taken to Penrith Police Station where 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.