Surgery hit in spate of robberies

By BREE PRICE

LISMORE neurosurgeon Geoff Boyce was only weeks away from moving to a more secure building when thieves stole computer equipment valued at more than $20,000.

The Urabla Street break-in was just one of several that occurred over the weekend across the Northern Rivers.

Dr Boyce said that although the stolen equipment ? which included three laptop computers ? would be covered by insurance, it was a major setback for his surgery.

"I had only had it about six weeks," Dr Boyce said.

"Now I have to use older equipment that is not as accurate," Dr Boyce said.

Meanwhile, a building at Ballina High School was broken into and there was an attempted break-in at Ballina Primary School.

The offenders tried to open the roller shutter of the tuck shop at about 1.20pm on Sunday.

Two adjoining businesses in Piper Drive, Ballina, were broken into with about $650 in cash taken from one prem- ises and the other was ransacked.

Attempted break and enters also occurred in Leeville and McKees Hill.

Early on Sunday morning, a Wardell house on Wardell Road was also broken into and ransacked.



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