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