THIEVES STRIKE: Police forensic officer Sloane Hamilton dusts for fingerprint at the Express Examiner office in Casino, which w
THIEVES STRIKE: Police forensic officer Sloane Hamilton dusts for fingerprint at the Express Examiner office in Casino, which w

Newspaper office hit by thieves



THIEVES broke through a wall of the Casino Express Examiner office, busting open a safe and stealing an undisclosed amount of cash over the weekend.

Draws were rifled and a sliding door pulled off its hinges, but nothing else was taken.

Meanwhile, the door to an adjoining electronics repair business was jemmied open.

Owner of Casino Video and TV Repair Steve Neall said two PlayStations, three DVD players, a VCR and a stereo were stolen.

Mr Neall said he had been forced to install security cameras because of problems in the past and police were currently reviewing the footage.

"It looks like they were interrupted because gear was taken off the shelves and put near the door, ready to go," he said.

Police forensic officers found no fingerprints indicating the burglars had worn gloves, however, DNA material was found and sent off for testing.

An Express Examiner staff member working late heard somebody on the roof last Friday night, but the burglary is thought to have happened sometime after Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Casino police were 'keeping a good eye' on a group of people 'known to police for different reasons' on Saturday night.

Mr Neall said the only thing that sur- prised him was how little the burglars took.

"The stuff I see on my security camera at nights. Gangs of quite young kids roaming the streets at 12 o'clock. They've got nothing to do. It's the standard country problem," he said.



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