Police warn on security

POLICE are warning householders in the Avenell Heights and Bundaberg South areas to pay more attention to security after a spate of break-ins.

Bundaberg police CIB Detective Senior Sergeant Joe Hildred said the thieves were taking money, mobile phones and laptops.

"In Avenell Heights in the past month we've had 10 break-ins within two or three blocks," he said.

Snr Sgt Hildred said houses near Boreham Park in Avenell Heights seemed to be the main target.

"Police are very frustrated because a lot of break and enters could be prevented if people were security conscious," he said.

"People need to take the time to lock their doors and their cars, and not leave valuable objects in their cars or in plain sight."

Snr Sgt Hildred said police had a fair idea who was responsible for the break-ins, and had charged one person, but there could be more thieves active.

A thief who broke into a house in Branyan St between 11am and 7.30pm on Thursday got away with $1000 cash.

A police spokesman said there were no signs of forced entry.

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