A busy time of year for thieves

Bridgewater CIB Detectives have charged two people over a series of car burglaries and shed burglaries. This followed several months of increased incidents of such crime on the Derwent Valley area.

On November 2, a fire fighting backpack was stolen from the rear of a ute parked at the ambulance station in Blair St.

On November 5, a Holden Commodore wagon was taken from a driveway in Otto Circle. It was found near the ski ramps, on fire.

On November 7, a black Yamaha outboard engine was stolen from a boat in the front yard of a property in Davey Crt. On the 8th, a garden shed in Humphrey St. was entered overnight, thieves removing four firearms.

On November 15, orange recovery tracks were stolen from the top of a 4WD vehicle in Warner Ave, and a badly-secured shed at the rear of a property in Kensington St saw the loss of Sako framing and a cordless drill, and a Numco framing gun.

On November 20 thieves broke into a shed at the rear of a property in George St, removing a quantity of firearms from a safe. There was also another building burglary from a property in George St.

November 24 was a busy time for thieves. Offenders forced their way into an area under a house in Barnett Ave and removed tins of blue house paint; tools were stolen from a shed at the rear of a property in Trevor Trc – taken were a Repco screwdriver set and a Kingchrome rivet gun; a hiking pack was stolen from a vehicle in Barnett Ave – this included a WE back-pack. Camelback hydration pack, Suunto navigation watch and a first aid kit. Thieves broke into a caravan at the rear of Warner Ave, removing Adidas, Nike and Fila mens’ clothing.

The team at New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch would like to remind you to stay safe and vigilant this holiday period, and wish you a wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.

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