Convicted former NSW detective Roger Rogerson sells Long Jetty holiday home

Convicted former NSW detective Roger Rogerson sells Long Jetty holiday home
Convicted former NSW detective Roger Rogerson sells Long Jetty holiday home

The Central Coast holiday home of convicted former NSW detective Roger Rogerson has been sold to pay his lawyers' fees for his recent murder trial.

Last month's $555,000 sale of the basic single level 1950s cottage was at Long Jetty.

Located 100 km north of Sydney, it was sold to a self managed superannuation fund investor who now seeks $420 a week rental.

It was just the one bedroom cottage with combustion fireplace and sunroom, located a few hundred metres to Toowoon Bay.

It was sold pre-auction through LJ Hooker agent Mitch Clifton who marketed it as a cute 1950's single level beach cottage situated on large lot, "perfect to renovate, invest, or make way to build a dream home, duplex or townhouses."

Set behind a picket fence, the house last traded at $51,000 in 1984.

The 660 sq m Thelma Street holding was retained by Roger following his 1992 divorce from his first wife, Joy.

Rogerson still co-owns the Padstow home he bought with his second wife, Anne in 1998 for $346,500.

Duncan McNabb's 2006 book, The Dodger: inside the world of Roger Rogerson noted both his homes were wired by listening devices by the authorities, ICAC and the Police Integrity Commission in their pursuit of Rogerson's earlier misdemeanours.

One of McNabb's chapters was prophetically titled: He's a great detective, but a lousy criminal.

The Telegraph crime report Mark Morri wrote that Rogerson spent nearly $1 million on his murder trial defence forcing him to sell his "beloved holiday house" at Long Jetty.

It was suggested Rogerson executed drug trafficing student Jamie Gao for a Triad crime syndicate because they believed the 20-year-old was an informant, with Rogerson and his co-accused Glenn McNamara allegedly allowed to keep the drugs.

Rogerson is awaiting sentence and McNamara has indicated he will lodge an appeal.

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.



Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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