Home hit twice by thieves
NANANGO police are reminding residents to secure their properties and belongings after a home was repeatedly burgled at the weekend.
Some time between 6.30-10.30am on Friday, April 6, an unknown number of people cut through a chain securing the front access gate to a Cairns St home.
Once inside the property the offenders went to the shed and stole a beige Toyota LandCruiser wagon and left the area.
The owner of the stolen vehicle found it dumped in a laneway not far away from their home.
The LandCruiser was recovered in a good working condition but the owner, upon further inspection of their dwelling, found that a large quantity of cash was stolen.
Police said the money was all coin denominations and would have been heavy to lift.
To further complicate the matter, thieves broke into the house a second time, between 10pm that same Friday and 5.55am on Saturday, April 7, while the owner slept.
They stole a mobile phone and went to a nearby ATM and used the cardless withdrawal feature to take money from the victim's bank account.
Nanango police located a man in possession of the stolen mobile phone and he is assisting police in this investigation.
Police are seeking witnesses to these offences and are asking if any person has information to phone Nanango police on 4171 6333, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.