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Crime Reports May 2020

Burglary, theft and stealing dominated the Tasmania Police crime report for May.

On May 4, two iPads, one blue case and one red case, were stolen from a property in Station Street.

The Launderette on High Street was targeted on May 5, when offenders tried to access cash boxes causing damage.

On May 8, in Kensington Street, a window was forced open and a play station stolen. On the same date, two driving lights were stolen from a vehicle in Trevor Terrace.

Household items were stolen and damage caused to the front and back door locks of a property on Rocks Road on May 9. On the same date, a lawnmower, water pump and tools were stolen from an unlocked shed in Pioneer Avenue.

Police have arrested the offender who cut a gate chain and stole a trailer, life jacket and paddle from a property on Rocks Road on May 10.

Between May 13 and 15, a circular saw, sledgehammer and mattocks were stolen from a house construction site on Sixth Avenue.

The Community Garden on The Avenue was targeted on May 15 when a plastic garden cart, secateurs and a mesh door were stolen and damage caused by the forced entry and graffiti.

On May 25, a homemade blue box trailer, registration JT5910, with lights not working was stolen from Back River Road, Magra.

A hole was cut into a tin shed at New Norfolk High School on May 28. Nothing was stolen.

Between May 27 and 29, a chainsaw, battery charger and bronze cast water fountain with two Indian duck runners on the side were stolen from The Merchant in Burnett Street. A male person of interest in his early 20s was seen leaving the area on black BMX with a white seat.

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.

If you have reported a crime that is not listed in this report, please contact Tasmania Police.

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