Police are urging us to lock our doors following a spate of robberies from cars in Thirroul last week.
More than 10 cars were ‘broken into’ on the eastern side of the village over a couple of hours in what police call an ‘unprecedented’ number of thefts.
The thieves sporadically tested for unlocked car doors along the road and in driveways, and taking whatever they could find.
Acting Police Inspector Mick Green says that number of robberies in one night is unprecedented.
“Gone are the days when we could leave our doors unlocked overnight,” he says. “Everyone is busy so it’s easy to forget to lock your car, but we have to do it to protect our possessions.
“We conducted saturation patrols in the Northern Illawarra last week and are now back to sporadic patrols, which seems to have curbed the problem.
Police say they are investigating a few leads in relation to the robbers.
They are also investigating the break in to DP Surfboards and the Chemist in King Street last week.