Between 6th and 14th August, there were five counts of Stealing within New Norfolk, including another incident of robbery from the IGA store on Benjamin Terrace.
On 12th August, a Libra self-loading dumper was stolen from the construction site opposite Community House on The Avenue. The dumper had been easily accessed as the keys had been left in the vehicle, and luckily was driven only a short distance by the offenders before being abandoned. Also on The Avenue on 19th, a grader was drained of approximately 150 litres of diesel and the two 12v batteries were stolen.
Also on the 19th, offenders forced and levered up a roller door to a buggy storage room at the Golf Club on Howell Drive, damaging the door lock (value $200) in the process.
Between 4.30 pm on 24th and some time on 25th, offenders have moved portable construction fencing to allow access to a building site on Kensington St, and removed nine 6m sheets of Colourbond roofing (“Monument” in colour) from the front lawn, as well as six-packs of 3M Anticon Tuff insulation batts from inside the locked residential structure. Approximately 20 timber studs were also removed from a pallet outside the building.
Fairview Primary School on Back River Rd was the target for offenders on 27th when they stole 13 Pittosporum plants from the front yard of the school.
There was a robbery on Back River Rd between the hours of 5.30 pm on the 29th and 7.30 am on the 30th. Unknown offenders have gained access to a residence by forcing a glass sliding door, causing the lock to break. Property stolen includes a generator, drill, and eight x 15w wall lights.
All reports remain under investigation unless an offender has been identified against the offence. Police are eager to hear from any member of the public who may have witnessed any of the above incidents or who have observed any suspicious activity in the neighbourhood. Whilst the information may seem trivial it may be the vital clue that Police are seeking to either solve or deter crime. Police would also like to remind the public not to leave valuables in your vehicle when unattended. Phone Police on 131 444, or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000