MOREE police say in spite of a number of recent arrests, property offences are continuing to rise in the area.
There have been at least 17 break-ins or attempts and 32 stealing offences recorded in Moree since the beginning of May.
Crime manager for Barwon LAC Detective Inspector Gavin Rattenbury said they are asking for the community’s help to assist police.
Detective Inspector Rattenbury said a number of offenders had been arrested in recent weeks including a 32-year-old man in relation to an armed robbery, a 26-year-old man returned to prison on warrants and two men, aged 29 and 30, charged with shoplifting offences.
A 29-year-old male was also arrested after he was located trespassing in south Moree and an 18-year-old man is on bail for an attempted robbery which occurred on Monday night.
Detective Inspector Rattenbury said police were looking at implementing a number of strategies to combat the rise of property offences, including bail compliance checks of offenders on curfew.
He said the community could help police by taking greater notice of their own personal security measures.
“Keeping valuables and car keys out of sight and securing doors and windows is a must,” Inspector Rattenbury said.
He urged members of the community to consider their personal security and also be aware of their surroundings and neighbourhood.
“Take note of the people frequenting your area,” Inspector Rattenbury said.
“Look out for your neighbourhood and report suspicious activity which may be linked to drug and property offences immediately”.
He said all information, no matter how insignificant, would be received gratefully by police.
Information can be supplied in person at Moree Police Station or anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.