A Thirroul man will face Wollongong Local Court on Wednesday, charged in relation to two trail bikes stolen from Keiraville.
Neighbours saw two men who were allegedly seen to remove two bikes from a vehicle parked on Pindari Street in Keiraville around 5.30am on Tuesday, before chasing them and then notifying police.
One trail bike was recovered nearby.
The second trail bike was allegedly spotted by police later that day, being ridden in the Woonona and Bulli areas.
About 5.30pm on Tuesday, a man was confronted by members of the public, including an off-duty police officer on Park Road in Woonona, where a trail bike was recovered nearby.
NSW Ambulance paramedics also attended the scene.
A 19-year-old man was arrested, suffering minor facial injuries and he was taken to Wollongong Hospital for treatment.
Upon release, he was taken to Wollongong Police Station and charged with enter vehicle or boat without consent of owner/occupier, larceny, never licensed person drive vehicle on road, and break and enter dwelling - house with intent (steal). An outstanding warrant was also executed.
He was refused bail and due to appear in court today on Wednesday.
Investigations continue, while police ask anyone with information to come forward.
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