Yamba’s Liberty service station owner Arthur Corby had the front door of his shop broken down last week.
Yamba’s Liberty service station owner Arthur Corby had the front door of his shop broken down last week.

Thieves strike Yamba again

YAMBA businesses have again been targeted by vandals and thieves, with at least three businesses hit last Sunday night.

The Daily Examiner was informed by a local business operator that Yamba Golf Club, the Liberty petrol station and Beachwood Cafe were all targeted.

NSW Police said they were unable to comment on the break-ins for “operational reasons”.

Arthur Corby, who operates the Liberty Yamba petrol station, said the thieves turned off the power before breaking down the front door.

He said the alarm was still powered, which was enough to frighten off the thieves before they had time to steal anything.

Mr Corby said he had been broken into previously but had not had problems for a while due to his new alarm system.

He said this latest incident had left him with a damage bill of between $500 and $600.

The break-ins on Yamba businesses follow a series of break-ins and incidents of damage at Yamba Public School.

The school has been damaged or broken into at least eight times in the past 18 months – three of them in the past fortnight.

Earlier this month, a homeowner in Ashby Heights was also the victim of a brazen daylight robbery.



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