THIEVES have taken an electrician’s ute on a joyride after a break-in at a South Tamworth house.
Offenders broke into the Edward Street property in the early hours of Monday and rifled through the office of the electrical business.
They stole a set of keys to the ute which was then driven from the scene.
Police found the stolen vehicle in Green Street in Coledale shortly after, with all the tools still on board.
Nothing else was stolen during the break-in but police are appealing for public help from any witnesses.
Meanwhile, police are searching for a man described as Aboriginal in appearance and about six-foot-three tall after a brazen daylight break-in.
The resident was watching TV in his Susanne Street house about 3.30pm on Sunday when the thief entered through a closed but unlocked front door and grabbed his wallet off the table before fleeing.
Police have been told the offender was about six-foot-three tall, Aboriginal in appearance and had a large build.
It was one of two break-ins in the same street in the same day after a similar incident about 10pm.
Meanwhile, a woman lost her bag, mobile phone and wallet after a bag snatch in a Tamworth carpark on the weekend.
Shortly after 11am on Saturday, the 66-year-old woman was unloading goods into her car in the Tamworth Shoppingworld carpark when an offender grabbed her bag from the trolley.
Investigations are continuing but anyone with information on the incidents or who witnessed suspicious activity is urged to contact Tamworth police on 6768 2999.
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