Police from Barwon Local Area Command are reminding residents to remain vigilant with their home security and take steps to avoid being the victim of opportunistic thieves.
“One of the best strategies to prevent crime is local knowledge,” Barwon Local Area Command Crime Manager, Detective Inspector David Silversides said.
“If you see anyone suspicious wandering your street, let us know and tell your neighbours.”
Reports taken in the past 24 hours within the Moree Sector include break-ins and stealings in River, Grace, Gosport, Oak, Edward (north) Streets, Jones Avenue and Kamilaroi Drive.
“Whilst not all offences occurred in the past 24 hours the offences highlight the need for all of us to be vigilant in regards to our surroundings,” Mr Silversides said.
“Watch out for neighbours, keep track of who is in your street or walking laneways in your neighbourhood. Are there people hanging around in the street who aren’t normally around? And importantly, call us to report any of these suspicious behaviours.”
If your home has been broken into:
• Call your local police station immediately.
• Don't touch anything. Let police see your home exactly as the thief left it.
• While you are waiting for police to arrive, compile a list of what you think is missing. Include brand names, model numbers, serial numbers, accurate descriptions and any engraving details.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to local property crime to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
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