Woolgoolga homes hit by burglar

WOOLGOOLGA residents should lock up their properties at night after a spate of opportunistic break-ins in the town this week.

Four homes and a retirement village have been hit by a burglar.

A resident of the retirement home has given police a description of a man seen acting suspiciously in High Street but police warn the offender could strike again.

Coffs Clarence Duty Officer Inspector Chris Clarke said police had reason to suspect he acted alone, targeting homes in Ryan Crescent and High, Carrington and Ocean streets.

Mr Clarke said the man was seen inside the retirement village at 2.10am yesterday where food and electrical items were stolen.

“He was wearing a hooded jumper and was described as being of thin build,” Mr Clarke said.

“These were clearly offences of opportunity where the offender gained access through unlocked points of entry.

“Given the number of break and enters in the area we are asking residents in the Woolgoolga community to be more vigilant in locking their homes.”

A home was broken into in Ocean Street sometime between 10.30pm on Monday and 5am yesterday. The owners reported a laptop computer was stolen.

In nearby Carrington Street, the thief entered an unlocked door to steal electrical equipment between 11pm Monday and 5am yesterday.

Meanwhile, a resident in Ryan Crescent called police at 8.30am to report a break-in.

“Given the success of this spate of break and enters we have reason to suspect he may be up to no good again in the near future,” Mr Clarke said.

Residents who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the town should call the Woolgoolga Police Station on 6654 1244 or Coffs Harbour police on 66 520299.

Regions declared big winners in SCU funding deal

ALL SMILES: Professor Shoemaker is thrilled by the deal struck with the Federal Government.

Funding deal puts Allied Health campus in Coffs back on track

Swimmer missing at Valla while others rescued along Coast

An IRB is searching the waters at Valla Beach for a missing swimmer.

Search for missing man caught in Valla rip will start again at 6am.

Axemen start season with bang in 9s

The Hoey Moey Tooheys Coffs Coast 9s final at Geoff King Motors Park was played between Group 2 rivals the Coffs Harbour Comets and the Orara Valley Axemen who won 12-10. Nines rugby league 17 February 2018 Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

Promised improvement more than just empty words after Coffs Coast 9s

Local Partners