POLICE will allege a forensic breakthrough has lead to the arrest of a man for an offence three years ago.
The 49-year-old man was arrested by Gunnedah police earlier this week and has been charged in connection with an incident on a rural Gunnedah property in 2015.
Police will allege in court the man stole $25,000 worth of goods from the property including several items of jewellery.
Officers had been investigating the 2015 break-in but the police probe stalled shortly after.
Following the discovery of new evidence, in 2018, police reopened the investigation recently.
The Namoi Valley Independent understands the breakthrough came in April when forensic evidence matched samples taken from the crime scene in 2015.
That breakthrough then culminated in the arrest of the man earlier this week.
He was taken to Gunnedah Police Station and later questioned by investigators.
He has been charged with break-and-enter and has been granted conditional bail to appear in Gunnedah Local Court in June.
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