Thieves hit Coral Cove homes

A SPATE of burglaries has hit Coral Cove, Innes Park and Bargara homes, with coastal residents warned to be vigilant and lock up their belongings.

Bundaberg Police Sergeant Mike McLellan said four properties were ransacked on Monday, with several other break-ins reported throughout the week.

The first offence to be reported was a stolen laptop computer from a Coral Cove home on Monday morning.

Sgt McLellan said thieves removed a flyscreen and climbed through a window to get into the house.

“Police are chasing leads on a suspect for that case,” he said.

Later that day, a report came in of a similar incident at Innes Park.

“The offenders forced a sliding door to enter the dwelling, where they stole a handbag,” Sgt McLellan said.

Then overnight Wednesday, a construction site was broken into at Bundaberg Port Marina and a laptop was stolen.

A Hilux utility was also targeted while parked in a carport at Woongarra Scenic Drive, Bargara.

“(The offenders) used a screwdriver to remove the tail-lights,” Sgt McLellan said.

But the beachside regions were not the only ones affected, with offences also reported at Avenell Heights and Thabeban early in the week.

“At Barolin Street on Monday, offenders tried to force open a sliding glass door, before breaking through the property’s front door to steal a laptop and medication,” Sgt McLellan said.

“At a business at Gavin Street, North Bundaberg, some-one forced open a window to remove a cash register, and cash was stolen.”

A Bundaberg Regional Council shipping container and workshop was also broken into on Monday at Kay McDuff Drive, but the would-be thieves left empty-handed.

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