Police have launched an operation and increased their presence in the Northern Illawarra following another spate of break-ins and robberies over the Easter weekend.
Wollongong Police Acting Inspector Cheryl Dunlop says a number of homes and cars from Coledale to Woonona have been broken into and robbed, including two cafes- one in Bulli and another in Woonona- where the charity collection tins have been taken.
This follows a similar robbery at Bulli last month which saw a tin of money stolen that was being collected for little local girl Ruby McLean.
While entry has been forced in a couple of these robberies, several of the cars and homes were left unlocked.
“We are targeting known offenders and have increased our presence in the region in response to the robberies,” says Inspector Dunlop. “And we are urging residents not to be complacent. Please lock your cars and garages.”
“We are also stressing the importance of reporting any suspicious behaviour directly to Police. It might only be a little bit of information, but it could be all the officers need.”
NOTE:- The crowdfunding campaign launched to help Thirroul’s Urge Records after they were broken into last month has raised almost two thousand dollars.