Kawana residents return to nothing

A KAWANA family was in shock yesterday after returning from a Christmas break to find their house ransacked and thousands of dollars worth of property stolen.

Police said the theft was one of a series across Rockhampton during the Christmas period and they’re warning people to remain vigilant.

Rockhampton CIB officers are investigating the Carlton Street theft, which was one of two reported yesterday where “substantial” amounts of property was stolen.

“There have been a series of break and enters,” a Rockhampton police spokesman said.

It’s understood more than $10,000 worth of property was taken from the Carlton Street property.

As well as this break-in, which was discovered about 6.30am, the other significant theft occurred in Kershaw Street, North Rockhampton, and was reported to police later in the morning.

It was understood this family had also been away for the Christmas period.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The spokesman said the thefts reinforced the need for residents to remain safety-conscious. The majority of break-ins in Rockhampton were opportunistic, he said.

Authorities had identified a spike in the number of break-ins at Berserker, The Range and the CBD in the December edition of the Rockhampton District Crime Bulletin.




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