Short Point homes targets of crime spree

The stolen car being extinguished by Merimbula Rural Fire Service.
The stolen car being extinguished by Merimbula Rural Fire Service.

Police are urging people to report any suspicious activity and ensure doors and windows are locked after Merimbula's Short Point became the recent target of a number of criminal activities.

On Tuesday morning a police forensics team attended a Collins St home following a break-in in the early hours of Sunday morning, November 15.

Police were called to the home on Sunday morning when a female resident who was home alone, heard a noise and on investigation saw a man run out of a sliding door, a police spokeswoman said.

The thief took off with gold jewellery, cash and electronc devices.

Just hours earlier on Saturday evening a would be burglar was disturbed and made off empty-handed during an attempted break-in in Cliff St.

The week previous in the early hours of Sunday morning, November 8 a car was stolen from a home in Lakeview Avenue.

The police media spokeswoman said a maroon Toyota Tarago station wagon was stolen from the home. The vehicle was then discovered when police and fire services were called out to a burning vehicle on Millangandi Road, Millangandi.

A Millangandi resident phoned police and Merimbula Rural Fire Service attended to douse the flames.

Councillor Mitchell Nadin also lives on Short Point and said the recent spate of thefts was a concern.

"This is really sad, we're a trusting, relaxed community and it's young business people who have worked hard for what they've got and who have been hit by this crime spree and all this in such a tough year too," Cr Nadin said.

"Whoever these deplorables are I hope the police catch up with them as soon as possible and we see an end to this bizarre crime spree."

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