Sunshine Coast Daily

Thief of the night at Banora Point

BRAZEN thieves robbed two homes in Banora Point as the owners slept in the same room.

The break-and-enters occurred only one street apart on Wednesday night and were just two of a number of incidents this month on the Tweed.

Earlier this month a family home at Pottsville had an attempted break-and-enter while the owners were home.

Tweed Heads Police Inspector Darren Steel said investigations are continuing into whether Wednesday night’s robberies at Banora Point are related.

“Residents of a home in Ash Drive woke about 11pm and found their drawers were open,” Insp Steel said.

“They found a wallet containing cash and a number of cards were taken, as well as a small amount of jewellery.

“Entry was gained through an unlocked door which had unintentionally been left open.”

Just one street away in Manuka Drive it was a similar scene.

“The residents were asleep in the home and woke up about 2am (Thursday),” Insp Steel said.

“She noticed there were a number of drawers open in the dressing table and her handbag was missing. Her husband found his wallet was missing from his shorts.”

Insp Steel said it appeared entry was gained through a small hole made in the flyscreen.

“If you’re going to leave any doors open during the hot weather ensure they’re properly dead bolted and can only be opened with a key.”

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact the Tweed Heads Police Station on (07) 5536 0999 or Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000.



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