Opportunistic crime is on the rise in Benalla with several home and vehicle break-ins committed in the past week.
Police are appealing to the community to ensure their home security is up-to-date after two burglaries in the Benalla area.
On September 5 between 9am and 5pm, thieves gained access to a house in Bond St, Benalla, and stole jewellery and an iPod.
A second home was broken into sometime between September 8 and 9 in Benson St with various items taken.
●Police want anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious in these areas to phone Benalla Police on 57600200 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333 000, or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au
Don’t leave valuables in cars
Police are once again urging car owners to not leave valuables in sight after a laptop computer was stolen in Ride Ave on September 6.
Thieves gained access to the car by smashing a side window before stealing the computer.
●Police want anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious in the area to phone Benalla Police on 57600200 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000, or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au
Police are also appealing to the community to assist with reducing graffiti, by reporting graffiti damage.
Between September 8 and 9 the tag ‘‘RIP GYZMO’’ was sprayed on the wall of the male toilets at Mokoan rest stop south bound on the Hume Fwy.
●If you have information, phone Benalla Police on 57600200 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000, or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au