Police are urging Moree residents to ensure their homes are secure following a number of aggravated break and enters in the Greenbah area over the weekend.
A female resident of a Sunnyside Road address disturbed a number of offenders at her home during the early hours of Sunday morning.
Break and enters were also reported in Hassell and Carbeen Streets from Saturday evening with tools and gardening equipment stolen.
Specialists are currently examining the crime scenes.
New England police urge residents to be mindful of suspicious behaviour in their area and ensure security measures are in place to protect their property.
"Residents should ensure their homes are secure even whilst they are home," New England Police District Commander Superintendent Steve Laksa said
"Not securing windows and doors makes it easy for thieves to enter and steal handbags, wallets and easily-accessible items.
"Secure your home - lock wooden doors, use jams in sliding windows and doors and secure deadlocks if fitted.
"All homes, especially those that are unsecured, may be a possible target for thieves."
Police urge local residents to ensure all security steps possible are taken to prevent the coming festive season from being marred by thefts.
"Whilst local police continue to target known offenders and repeat locations we also remind residents that New England police are available 24 hours a day - do not wait until the morning to report incidents of crime or suspicious activity in your area," Superintendent Laksa said.
Police urge anyone with information in relation to these incidents to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/