Griffith Local Area Command issues warning to MIA residents

A SPATE of break and enters targeting motor vehicles has prompted police to issue a warning to MIA residents. 

While most of the incidents occurred in Griffith, Leeton residents have been urged to heed the advice from police. 

One vehicle was targeted in Kookora Street overnight on Saturday, with one having an amount of cash stolen. 

Two attempts were made in Wakaden Street to also steal from vehicles, with both having their windows smashed and contents ransacked. Nothing was stolen, but police do believe the incidents to be related. 

“Given the location and proximity police do believe these incidents to be related,” Griffith Local Area Command Inspector Kim Traynor said. A further was also targeted at Yenda, where items were stolen.

In Leeton a vehicle had fuel siphoned from its tank. It was located in Acacia Avenue.

A white Nissan Qashqai was also stolen over the weekend in Griffith and it was later located in the Main Branch Canal. 

“It’s important for everyone to lock their vehicles, take out their valuables and park them in safe locations,” Inspector Traynor said.