Thieves target rural properties
RICHMOND Local Area Command crime manager Detective Inspector Greg Moore sends out a warning to owners of power tools and farming equipment to secure their valuables.
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.