Theives run riot

Narrandera’s crime spree is relentless, with five break and enters reported on Monday night alone.

There were also two attempts to steal cars. One car was taken on Monday night from a residence in Chantilly Street and located a short distance away by the owner. A second vehicle was targeted at premises in Dundas Street between 9pm and 8am. The vehicle was also found abandoned and attempts to steal the vehicle were unsuccessful.

Between 2pm on Monday and 9am on Tuesday a shed was broken into at a premises on Chantilly Street. A car battery was taken.

Between 7pm Monday night and 7am Tuesday morning a detached garage was broken into in a residence in Audley Street. The thieves stole alcohol and a cooler bag, although the bag was located nearby.

Between 6.30am and 6.50am on Tuesday morning, a business on East Street was broken into. Entry was gained through the yard. A shed was broken into and tools were taken. The garage door was also forced open and a vehicle in the garage had its windows smashed. Police said nothing appeared to have been taken from the vehicle. They were made aware of a motor vehicle out the back of the premises which had been damaged – the door handle had been ripped off. Further offences may have been avoided by witnesses calling the police.

Between 7pm Monday and 7am Tuesday another detached garage was broken into in a residence in Audley Street. The thieves stole a number of bottles of alcohol, tools and chainsaws. Some of the items were recovered in the shed.

In other unrelated news, a 21 year old man from Narrandera was arrested by Police after he was seen driving on Elwin Street, where he was stopped. The driver was known to have a disqualified licence. He also had an outstanding warrant for offences against Police dating back to November 2016. The man was taken to Narrandera Police Station and charged with a traffic offence and an outstanding warrant.

If anyone has any information about any crime, Griffith Local Area Command can be contacted on 6969 4299, the Narrandera Police on 6959 5999 or call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000. If you witness a crime in the act, call 000.7

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