Stolen car used in two break-ins

POLICE believe a stolen car was used in two hits on Gunnedah businesses yesterday.

About 4am offenders attempted to break in to a Rosemary St hardware store but were unsuccessful.

Gunnedah Inspector Paul Johnson said a short time later a waste management centre on Quia Rd was broken into.

“Access was gained, and a small amount of cash and a small cash box were removed, after some damage was sustained to the property,” he said.

“It would appear as if both incidents are linked and the stolen motor vehicle was used to get to those particular locations.”

The green Ford Falcon station wagon, reported stolen from a White St home in Gunnedah, was later found abandoned in the Namoi River yesterday morning.

While police are scouring for clues to the identity of those behind the break-ins, they’re calling for anyone who saw the vehicle, or anything untoward, to come forward.

“We do have a couple of leads we’re following up,” Inspector Johnson said.

“Obviously if anyone saw anything suspicious [yesterday] morning, we urge them to contact local police or Crime Stoppers.”

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