Police on the hunt for Industrial Drive break-in clues

POLICE are appealing for public assistance following a break and enter at a Coffs Harbour business.

About 2.30am on Thursday, June 19, a holding yard on Industrial Dr, was broken into and three new motor vehicles were stolen, including two Ford Rangers and an Isuzu DMax.

A number of vehicle parts were also stolen at this time. The total estimated property value is in excess of $170,000.

Strike Force Doura, consisting of officers from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command, was established to investigate the incident.

  • On Friday, June 20, police executed a search warrant at a premise in Coffs Harbour, and seized a number of items that police will allege were stolen from the holding yard.
  • On Sunday, June 22, police executed a search warrant at a rural property in Upper Orara, and seized further items that will be alleged to have been stolen from the holding yard.

The three vehicles were located and seized in nearby bushland in Orara West State Forest.

"This is an extremely serious offence and we are committed to finding the offenders," Coffs/Clarence Crime Manager Detective Acting Inspector Peter O'Reilly said.

Investigators are appealing for any witnesses to the aggravated break and enter to contact Coffs Harbour Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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