CRIME WAVE: Stolen cars being used by brazen thieves
TWEED Byron Police District are currently investigating a series of stealing offences which occurred on the North Coast between January 4 and 6.
Officers said vehicles and homes in the area from Kingscliff to Pottsville had been targeted by thieves.
"Vehicles and homes are not being secured and locked appropriately and a small group of opportunistic criminals are taking every opportunity to steal people's belongings," police said in a statement.
"Numerous vehicles and homes were been broken into over the weekend due to valuable items being left visible in cars, and residents not being vigilant and taking all efforts to secure their property.
"Tweed Heads and Kingscliff Police are aware of the problem and are using all available resources including working closely with our Queensland Police colleagues to identify these offenders, to make arrests and place them before the courts.
"As a result of our investigations we have identified two stolen motor vehicles from Queensland that are being used by the offenders to travel from Queensland to NSW and the Kingscliff and Pottsville areas to commit offences."
Police are requesting the community to keep a look out for two vehicles like the ones shown in this article.
1. Black Holden Colorado Ute with Queensland rego 461LFW
2. Silver Toyota Rukus with Queensland personalised rego CHK818.
If either of these vehicles are seen please contact police immediately.