“Don’t leave valuables in vehicles”, urge Broken Hill police

Police are reminding motorists not to leave valuables in their vehicles after items were stolen from a car in the state’s far west overnight.

Between 9pm Sunday (4 August 2019) and 7am yesterday (Monday 5 August 2019), the driver’s side window of a vehicle parked on Wolfram Street at Broken Hill was smashed and several items stolen.

Among the items was a wallet containing credit cards, and an iPhone.

Officers attached to Barrier Police District were notified of the incident and commenced an investigation.

About 5am yesterday (Monday 5 August 2019), a credit card stolen from the vehicle was used at a business on the corner of Argent and Silver streets at Broken Hill.

Anyone with information, CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident or a group of persons who were occupying Argent and Silver streets around 5am yesterday is urged to contact Broken Hill Police Station on 8087 0299.

“Making sure you don’t leave wallets, purses and personal items unattended in your car is the first step to reducing the risk of becoming a victim of a car break-in,” Barrier Police District Detective Inspector Michael Fuller said.

“The potential risk for a fraud offence to take place with your stolen cards can also be reduced by securing your property.

“Make it hard for the thieves – secure your property and if you see someone acting suspiciously near a car or you suspect a card transaction is fraudulent, contact police and report it.

“Together with the community we can reduce this crime in Broken Hill.”

Investigations continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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