Be wary: thieves are out and about

THIEVES continue to prey on unsuspecting Coffs Harbour residents and police are urging everyone to be more security alert.

• Crooks snuck off with $1500 worth of power tools from a daring raid in Bray Street.

They ripped off a garage flyscreen, opened a window and ransacked a white Toyota Hilux some time between 5.30pm on Monday and 7am yesterday. The intruders grabbed a toolbox from the vehicle's back tray.

• An esky, two vests and a bomber jacket were the proceeds from a robbery in Wentworth Avenue.

The bandits stole the gear from a white Toyota Hiace between 7.15pm on Sunday and 1.30am on Monday.

• Bailey Avenue was also the scene of criminal activity when thieves stole a mobile phone from an unlocked bronze Mitsubishi Gallant between 2.30pm and 5.30pm on Sunday.

• Louts tried to hotwire a 1992 Suzuki Vitara in Bicknell Drive. They broke into the car between 8pm on Monday and 8am yesterday but when they couldn't drive it off, they stole the soft-top canopy and the spare tyre.

• Thieves tore off a registration plate from a white Subaru Brumby in Park Avenue.

The four-wheel-drive was parked in the council car park between 2pm on Sunday and 4pm on Monday. The plate has registration AV 25 QJ.

• Elsewhere, a $550 Mongoose Expert BMX bike has gone missing from Bellingen High School. Intruders pounced between 9am and 3pm on Monday.

If you have information which can help catch these offenders, contact Coffs Harbour police on 6652 0299.

FOOD THEFT

POLICE arrested a woman for allegedly stealing food and drinks from a Coffs Harbour servo.

She walked into the United Service Station in Harbour Drive at 10am on Monday, selected the items and allegedly left without paying.

Police apprehended the 30-year-old nearby and fined her.



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