Police charge woman over alleged theft of handbags from Morisset business

A woman will face court today following the alleged theft of two handbags from a business in Morisset early this morning.

Just after 2am, a woman allegedly entered the kitchen area of a business on Nentoura Road, Morisset, and picked up two handbags, owned by two staff members.

The staff members confronted the woman, but she left in a red Holden Commodore being driven by another woman, police said.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District were contacted.

Just before 2.30am, one of the staff member's husbands saw the red Holden Commodore and began to follow it.

The two cars entered Yurunga Road, a dead-end street, in San Remo, where both vehicles came to a stop. Police were told the Commodore began to ram the man's car.

Police said the two women got out of the Commodore and attempted to flee before the man subdued one of the women.

Police arrived on scene and arrested the 33-year-old woman.

She was taken to Toronto Police Station where she was charged with enter dwelling with the intent to commit a serious indictable offence, enter prescribed premises of any person without lawful excuse, and drive while licence cancelled.

She was also charged with two outstanding warrants.

She was refused bail and was due to appear before Wyong Local Court on Friday.

Inquiries continue into the whereabouts of the second woman, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.

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