More thefts from rural properties

JUST days after police sent out a warning to owners of rural properties about a spike in thefts, two more properties have been hit.

Thieves have targeted a storage shed on Duncan Road, Dunoon between 4.30pm Sunday and 1pm yesterday.

Stolen from the premise were two chainsaws and a garden blower.

Police are also investigating the theft of a large flat screen TV from a premise on Mount Lindsay Road, Koreelah, west of Woodenbong, between 7.15am and 3.30pm yesterday afternoon.

Richmond Local Area Command crime manager Detective Inspector Greg Moore sent out the warning to owners of power tools and farming equipment to secure their valuables earlier this week.

Since April this year Police have seen a spike in the following areas:

Bonalbo – Lower Duck Creek and Myrtle Creek

Casino – Ellangowan and Tatham

Kyogle- Cawongla, Collins Creek, Horseshoe Creek and Kyogle Township

Woodenbong – Koreelah.

These thefts amounting to more than 15 since April have been targeting equipment including chainsaws, generators and electrical power tools. Offenders have focused on sheds; open bay sheds and tray back utes.

Rural residents are reminded of the need to secure valuable property and to lock sheds and to either secure remove tools from the back of unattended utilities.

NSW Police have available a rural crime prevention brochure which is available through the Crime Prevention Office.

Any information on the thefts to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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