Two Nyngan men and a woman accused of stealing from emergency depots in the state's west have pleaded not guilty at Nyngan Local Court on Monday.
Police allege between 1.30am and 3am on Sunday the men and woman aged in their early 20s forced entry to a depot at Girilambone, stealing tools including small chainsaws, axes and pliers, a defibrillator and fuel from a primary response vehicle.
It is alleged the two men aged 26 and 25, and the 20-year-old woman, then attended a second depot at Coolabah about 76 kilometres north of Nyngan, where they forced entry and stole a number of similar items, before attempting to steal a Toyota Hilux.
It is believed they fled the scene in a stolen vehicle when disrupted by residents.
Officers attached to Central North Police District were alerted to the incident and located the two men and a woman in a vehicle on the outskirts of Coolabah.
They were arrested and taken to Nyngan Police Station where they were charged with two counts of break, enter and steal.
One man was also charged with driving whilst never licensed.
The men were refused bail.
All three pleaded not guilty in court on Monday.
The case was adjourned and will reappear at Nyngan Local Court on August 26.
NSW Police are seeking information to identify the owner of the red tool box depicted in the photograph.
Anyone with information should contact the Central North Police District on 6870 0899.