THE OFFENDERS GAINED ENTRY INTO THE PREMISES BY DAMAGING A DOOR.
PRESENTS a man had bought for his wife have been stolen during a break-in in Alice Springs.
It was one of five break-ins in the Red Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Southern Watch Commander Senior Sergeant Alan Milner said the thieves entered the Gap Rd home through an unsecured door and stole the presents along with a phone and assorted cards.
He said a neighbour saw two youths leaving the complex at the time of the break-in.
The second break-in occurred at daytime at a home on Pedler Ave, Alice Springs.
Sgt Milner said the thieves broke into the home by damaging a large window.
He said it was not clear yet what was stolen, however forensics officers had been requested to attend.
The third break-in was on Bloomfield St, Gillen, where again a window was smashed.
SENIOR SERGEANT ALAN MILNER
Sgt Milner said cash and assorted property was taken from the home.
On Wednesday morning at 3.40am the Gap View Hotel was broken into.
“The offenders gained entry into the premises by damaging a door,” he said.
Sgt Milner said police were alerted to the break-in when an alarm went off. The fifth break-in in occurred on Wednesday night at the Tennant Creek Hotel. He said the point of entry was through an unsecured door. He said police were unsure of what was stolen but an alarm was activated, scaring the offender off.