Three men accused of ransacking a Wollongong home and stealing more than $25,000 worth of goods have been refused bail in court.
Police will allege Dylan Powlay, Jacob Hayden and Frank Coe, also known as Frank Adams, are captured on CCTV entering the Wilson Street property at 1.26pm on Thursday after allegedly breaking open a lock box that contained the house key.
Police say the footage shows the trio leaving the property 14 minutes later riding mountain bikes taken from inside the home.
It is alleged they "disturbed every room" in the house and made off with taking a large number of items including electrical equipment, watches, Go Pros, laptops, sporting equipment and personal items. Court documents said police estimated the value of the property taken at $25,000.
Meanwhile, one of the residents returned home at 4pm to discover the intrusion and phoned police.
She also contacted a hotel across the road to view their CCTV footage and received a print-out of the alleged offenders.
The woman then walked along Wilson Street looking for more cameras. She showed the photos of the three intruders to a passerby on Corrimal Street, who claimed they saw the trio enter one of the unit blocks.
The woman knocked on the door of a unit. She told police Coe was standing in the loungeroom when the door was answered by a female and believed he was the same person depicted in one of the CCTV shots.
The woman left the home and phoned police again. Officers attended the unit, however it is alleged whoever answered the door tried to slam it when they saw police on the other side.
Officers managed to arrest Powlay, Coe and Hayden after the trio each allegedly tried to flee.
Police then searched the unit and located a large amount of property believed to have been stolen from the Wilson Street property earlier that afternoon.
The victims were allowed access to the home as well and identified which items they owned and their approximate value.
Meanwhile, forensic police attended the ransacked property to obtain DNA and fingerprints from the scene.
All three men were arrested, charged and remanded in custody.
They each applied for bail in Wollongong Local Court on Friday but had their individual applications refused one after the other.
The court heard Hayden was still serving parole for a previous offence, Coe had a history of committing crimes of dishonesty and Powlay was already on a community corrections order over another matter.
Prosecutors opposed their bids for bail, claiming all three men presented an unacceptable risk of committing further offences or failing to attend court if released.
Each of their cases will return to court on March 3.
Police were given directions by the court to begin serving the brief of evidence on Legal Aid for Powlay and Hayden, and the Aboriginal Legal Service in Coe's case.