STRIKE Force Tilton has nabbed 23 people as the operation to stamp out theft continues in the Moree area.
Five people have been arrested in the last week for break-in offences.
The most recent was last Thursday when officers arrested a man in Balo St in Moree.
He was charged with car theft and driving while disqualified from holding a licence.
Police allege he was the rider of a trail bike which was reported stolen from a Gwydir St house last week.
Earlier in the week four youths were arrested for their alleged involvement in the latest spate of break-ins to hit the area.
Barwon Local Area Commander, Superintendent Jenny Hayes said officers tasked to Strike Forrce Tilton have arrested 23 people since April last year.
She said yesterday covert police operations and police resources outside the Barwon Command had contributed to the arrests and the arrests had led to a reduction in crime.
“As a result of these offenders being removed from the community and the continued efforts of local police, no break-ins were reported over the weekend,”Superintendent Hayes said.
“Whilst our police have been highly driven to identify and arrest these offenders it has not been without the assistance of the local community.
“Today a second offender was arrested in relation to their involvement in an armed robbery at Mungindi from last year. Assistance from members of the public in effecting this arrest has been vital.”