Two people struck by lightning near Echo Point

A teenage boy and a man were struck by lightning near Echo Point in Katoomba during a storm on Monday afternoon.

The pair, a 16-year-old and a 24-year-old, were near the Giant Stairway when the incident occurred just before 2pm on January 20.

Freak accident: Two people were struck by lightning near Echo Point on Monday. Photo: Top Notch Video

Freak accident: Two people were struck by lightning near Echo Point on Monday. Photo: Top Notch Video

The teenager received entry and exit wounds from the electrical strike on his arms and feet, as well as burns to his torso.

The 24-year-old was leaning against a metal railing nearby when he was shocked.

NSW Ambulance paramedics and Blue Mountains Police Rescue officers attended the scene.

The duo were taken to Nepean Hospital in a stable condition.

Stolen goods

A 56-year-old Carlton man has been charged by Blue Mountains Police with having stolen goods, after being found on a dirt service road in Medlow Bath on January 12 at about 2pm.

The man was allegedly living out of his silver Nissan pulsar and was found with a National Parks firefighting uniform and various equipment used to fight fires in his car, even though he admitted to not being a firefighting group employee.

Acting Inspector, Detective Brendan Bayliss, said the accused man told police he had been "assisting in the firefighting effort across the Mountains throughout December 2019 and obtained the uniform from a person known to him, however he was not an employee of any fire service".

"Inquiries suggested the male was residing in the vehicle at numerous locations around the Upper Mountains, and has been doing so since early December.

"During interactions ... police sighted a [suspected] bowl of cannabis sitting on the dash of the vehicle," Det Bayliss said.

The man was charged with goods in personal custody suspected of being stolen and possessing a prohibited drug. He was granted conditional bail and will appear in Katoomba Local Court on January 27.

Break and enters

Two Lawson businesses were broken into on January 17. The Lawson Newsagency and post office was broken into about 2.50am, on the same night as the Ben Roberts Cafe.

Blue Mountains Police Detective Inspector Scott McAlpine said the investigation was ongoing.

If any member of the community has information, contact Katoomba Police Station on 4782 8199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.