Youths go on crime rampage in Tamworth

A GANG of youths went on a crime spree in Tamworth overnight on Wednesday, with two cars stolen, a home broken into and a fence destroyed.

In the first incident, a home in Anchor Rd, Hallsville, was broken into at about 8 or 9pm, the thieves entering through a ground floor window and stealing a tablet computer.

The offenders then stole a 1991 Holden Commodore from Mack St in West Tamworth, after unsucessfully attempting to steal another, resulting in damage to the doorframes of the car.

The stolen Commodore was later reported dumped just three blocks away in Chisholm St with the engine running. A witness reporting offenders running from the scene.

A King St resident disturbed a group of three males climbing through the window of the home about 2am. The offenders fled down the road.

At 3am a Toyota Hilux was stolen from Out St in West Tamworth and shortly afterwards was crashed into the fence of the West Tamworth Sports and Bowling Club.

About$700 damage was caused to the fence and framework supporting a canvas shadecloth.

Tamworth Duty Sergeant Luke Hawes said police believed the crimes were linked and police were examining forensic evidence from the incidents.

Anyone with any information related to the incidents is encouraged to contact Tamworth Police Station.

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