NOT HAPPY: Sam Tancred, manager of the Professionals in Lennox Head, outside his burgled office in Ballina Street
NOT HAPPY: Sam Tancred, manager of the Professionals in Lennox Head, outside his burgled office in Ballina Street

Lennox Head gripped bya crime wave

By DAWN COHEN

'We need a police presence here,' says victim REAL estate agent Sam Tancred wants police to adopt a zero tolerance policy against thieves at Lennox Head.

The sales manager made the call after an unknown group of criminals targeted the Professionals Real Estate in Ballina Street yesterday.

They forced entry in the early hours of the morning, stealing a laptop computer, a camera and about $100 in cash.

"We have had enough as a community," Mr Tancred said. "If we find out who did this, we will prosecute all the way. We need a police presence here."

A crime spree is besieging the coastal village.

A fortnight ago about 150 teenagers ran riot after a party got out of control, with reports of vandalism in the main street.

Yesterday morning, Urban Hair, also in Ballina Street, was broken into, but nothing was stolen.

Last Thursday, Reflections, a fudge and gift shop on Ballina Street, was burgled the day it opened.

Thieves stole mountains of chocolate fudge as well as valuables, owner Lynn Barkess said.

Duty officer David Larkin advised anyone with information to call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

Mr Tancred also is offering a reward for stolen items on 66877579.

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