Louts target vehicles in break-ins

COFFS Coast car owners are fuming following a series of break-ins over recent days.

The louts spraypainted orange graffiti over a beige Land Rover in Gundagai Street, Coffs Harbour, on Sunday night.

In nearby Frances Street about the same time they used a red texta to write graffiti on a white Hyundai Excel and forced a lock, fleeing from the scene with an iPod adaptor, an ashtray and small change.

Thieves stole compact discs and sunglasses worth a total of $180 from a car in Boambee East. They broke into the green Daihatsu panel van in Tyto Court.

In nearby Playford Avenue a green Holden Rodeo ute was entered between 7pm on Sunday and 2am yesterday. The intruders stole compact discs worth $400.

Hoodlums also broke into a car in Woodswallow Drive at Boambee East and stole a set of keys from an unlocked vehicle at Rutland Street in Bonville.

Elsewhere a black and red Honda 650cc motorbike was stolen from Alison Street in Coffs Harbour during the weekend.

The bike has registration SWX 71.


• COFFS Coast police are throwing their support behind the Special Olympics in Adelaide next month.

Coffs Harbour is hosting a leg of the 2010 Law Enforcement Torch Run on Sunday at 11am, with up to 25 runners gathering at the intersection of Park Beach Road and the Pacific Highway.

They will make their way under full police escort down the highway, into Coff and Gordon streets and Harbour Drive before finishing up at McLean Street Oval, across the road from the back of the police station.

The NSW leg of this event will start in Tweed Heads on Saturday and end in Albury on April 8.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run kicked off in Australia in 2006 following a torch run by police officers from Sydney to the Gold Coast as a prelude to the Eighth National Games of Special Olympics.

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