POTTY CRIME SPREE

Tweed Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - Rick Koenig [email protected]­dai­lynews.com.au

POTTSVILLE res­i­dents have been urged by po­lice to lock up their ve­hi­cles fol­low­ing two car thefts and a spate of break-ins over the week­end.

Tweed Po­lice said be­tween 10pm on Fri­day and 3.30am on Satur­day, a 2017 Nis­san sta­tion wagon was stolen from Na­rooa St, Pottsville.

At about 4am on Satur­day, thieves used the stolen ve­hi­cle failed to pay for fuel at a Chin­derah ser­vice sta­tion.

Over the same pe­riod, a 2006 Ford Fal­con sedan was stolen from Ter­ri­gal St, while sev­eral cars were bro­ken into in sur­round­ing streets.

Sev­eral res­i­dents took to so­cial me­dia to re­port the thefts, with the owner of the stolen Nis­san writ­ing she was “dev­as­tated” and urged wit­nesses to con­tact po­lice.

A po­lice spokesper­son said the thefts were “op­por­tunis­tic” and urged the com­mu­nity to keep their doors locked and valu­ables safe.

“Po­lice are re­mind­ing the res­i­dents to lock your cars and homes to min­imise the chances of hav­ing your prop­erty stolen,” the spokesper­son said.

“These of­fences are op­por­tunist crimes and prop­erty be­ing stolen is cash, jew­ellery, wal­lets, hand­bags, house and car keys.”

PHOTO: FACE­BOOK

STOLEN: A 2017 Toy­ota C-HR KOBA sta­tion wagon was one of two cars stolen from Pottsville over the week­end.

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