WHILE there are still no firm leads into the latest spate of car torchings to hit the city, Tamworth police have renewed their calls for public vigilance.
With the city’s Target aAction Group revitalised with a full contingent of police officers, crime prevention officer Senior Constable Tracey Freeman said it was hoped the crew would be out and about, identifying potential hotspots and aiming to prevent further thefts and arson from occurring.
While police were working to track down the culprits, they said it was up to home owners to make sure their cars and homes were properly locked up at night.
With garages being a popular entry for thieves, Senior Constable Freeman said most often it was easy for offenders to get inside and steal valuables by entering through internal garage doors.
“South Tamworth has been targeted quite a lot,” she said.
“We’re asking people to be vigilant about home security and to look out for yourself and for your neighbours.
“If you see or hear anything, no matter how little it is, please contact us.
“If you see a person in the area who you haven’t seen before and they may be acting suspicious, call us.”
Senior Constable Freeman said community assistance and engagement with police could provide officers with the clue to crack the case.