Arrests for stealing timber

TWEED police were called to a break-and-enter on Machinery Drive in Tweed Heads South at 10.15pm on Monday night when lengths of timber were allegedly stolen.

Tweed Police Inspector Darren Steel said police received a call about people breaking into a business in Machinery Drive.

Insp Steel said that when police arrived they found a man hiding behind the fence.

The man was arrested and taken to the Tweed Heads station where he was questioned about the incident.

Insp Steel said that later that night a second man was arrested and taken to the station.

“At 4.20am, another young man attended the station where he was arrested and interviewed in relation to the matter.”

Insp Steel said it is alleged 15 lengths of timber were taken from the premises and recovered a short distance away from the business.

“There were a number of young people who fled the area,” Insp Steel said. “Police are still seeking several other young men in relation to this matter.”

Anyone who was in the vicinity of Machinery Drive on Monday night and may have witnessed anything in relation to the event is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the Tweed Heads Police Station on (07) 5536 0999.



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