Spike in break, enter and steal offences in the Clarence

GRAFTON and South Grafton residents have been warned to be security conscious and lock their homes, garages and cars following a spike in thefts, break and enters and malicious damage.

Recent incidents include:

  A WHITE Mercedes sedan was stolen from the Grafton Ten Pin Bowl carpark in Powell St, Grafton between 8pm and 10pm on August 29.

A short time later the vehicle was set alight and destroyed on Clarence Way, Copmanhurst. It was recovered by police at 11.10pm.

Police said the suspects were seen in the vehicle at 10.20pm on Clarence Wy, and may have been seen later driving in another vehicle towards Copmanhurst.

  A HANDBAG containing a wallet, keys and personal effects was stolen from a home on Oliver St, Grafton between 2.15-2.30am on August 31. The offender/s had cut a hole in the screen door.

  A HOME in Powell St, Grafton was the subject of a break an enter attempt sometime between 9pm on August 30 and 7.30am the following day. It is believed the intruder/s gained entry to a garage where a vehicle was parked but nothing was taken.

  BETWEEN 1pm on August 30 and 9am on August 31, offender/s broke into a house in Bimble Ave, South Grafton via the back veranda. Nothing was taken.

  A VEHICLE parked in Bimble Ave, South Grafton was broken into and had the contents of its glove box stolen sometime between 3pm on August 30and 8.30am the next day.

  POLICE suspect an act of malicious damage was a break and enter attempt. The offence, in which a rock was used to smash a ground floor window in McFarlane St, South Grafton, happened between 3pm on August 26 and 4pm August 30. Anyone with information on any of these incidents should phone Grafton Police on 6642 0222.

Keep an eye out for our weekly round-up of crime in the Clarence Valley, called Crime Time, which will run in The Daily Examiner from next Saturday.

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