Vehicle crimes on the rise in April

POLICE report that a number of vehicle-related crimes occurred in the New Norfolk area last month.

The April crime report provided by Tasmania Police to the New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch also included references to firewood being stolen from the Peppermint Hill Reserve on April 3 and 13.

A blue Hyundai i30 hatchback car, registration B70SG, was stolen from a driveway at Lyell Hwy, Hayes, overnight on April 7.

Overnight on April 6, batteries were stolen from an electronic signage board at Boyer Rd, Boyer.

There was an an attempted vehicle burglary in Pearson St, New Norfolk, at 6.40pm on April 13. The car alarm was activated but no-one was seen. Quarry St was the scene of an attempted vehicle burglary when a car door lock was damaged by someone trying to get in, during the week leading to April 15.

The front door of a house in Derwent Terrace, New Norfolk, had its lock badly damaged on April 15, resulting in the door not being able to be opened by the owner.

The New Norfolk Laundrette in High St was the scene of a break-and-enter on April 17, with money stolen from various equipment and vending machines. A person has been identified and charged.

Five “Great White” light bars were stolen from trucks parked in a yard off Hamilton Rd, New Norfolk, on April 20. Access was gained to the yard but cutting a hole in the fence.

A green Nissan Patrol, registration FC3361, was stolen from the road outside a house in Derwent Terrace, New Norfolk, on April 26.

Police would like to hear from any member of the public who may have witnessed any of the above incidents or who have observed any suspicious activity in their neighbourhood. If you have reported a crime that is not included in this list please contact Tasmania Police on 131 444.

For more information about New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch visit its website or Facebook. To anonymously report crime or suspicious behaviour in your area, call 1800 330 000 or www.crimestopperstas.com.au. To contact police in an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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