Thieves tar­get tourist houses

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

TRAV­EL­LING work­ers in Gayn­dah are hav­ing their homes tar­geted for break-ins, ac­cord­ing to Sergeant Josh Ryan.

The Gayn­dah Po­lice Of­fi­cer in Charge said there had been a num­ber of re­ported break-ins dur­ing May and they all ap­peared to fol­low a pat­tern.

“They have all pretty much been the intermittent work­ers that have been tar­geted,” Sgt Ryan said.

Sgt Ryan said he sus­pected thieves had tar­geted homes of work­ers and bro­ken in when ev­ery­one was out of the house.

“I think they knew they had all day to get in and out,” he said.

Sgt Josh Ryan It is im­por­tant peo­ple know who should and shouldn’t be in their streets.

In all cases, thieves had tar­geted homes by en­ter­ing through an un­locked door or win­dow and had not forced en­try.

Goods stolen in the rob­beries in­cluded phones, lap­tops, cash and cig­a­rettes.

Sgt Ryan urged Gayn­dah res­i­dents to be ex­tra care­ful with keep­ing homes se­cured and re­port sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity, no mat­ter how mi­nor, to po­lice.

“It is im­por­tant peo­ple know who should and shouldn’t be in their streets,” he said.

“Some smaller pieces of in­for­ma­tion have helped solves later crimes.”

If you have any in­for­ma­tion phone Gayn­dah Po­lice on 4161 1211.

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