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Man and woman arrested for alleged bushfire looting in NSW

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Police have arrested two people who allegedly twice broke into a fire-damaged business on the NSW south coast to steal electrical goods.

Electrical items were seized on Friday afternoon after two homes were raided following reports of looting during the bushfire crisis in the region, NSW Police said.

A 38-year-old man was arrested in Tilba Tilba and a 31-year-old woman was arrested in Narooma later on Friday evening.

Police said the pair broke into a fire-damaged business in Batemans Bay twice on January 8 to steal electrical goods.

The man has been charged with larceny, entering a building to commit an indictable offence and possessing a prohibited drug.

The woman has been charged with larceny and entering a building to commit an indictable offence.

Both are scheduled to appear in the Batemans Bay Local Court

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