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Spate of holiday break-ins

Eastern Suburbs police have appealed for information from the community following a spate of break and enters in recent weeks. Several streets in the Bronte, Tamarama and North Bondi areas have been targeted, culminating in multiple stolen vehicles, personal items and electronic equipment.

A break and enter occurred on Bronte’s Read Street on Thursday January 2 when an unknown offender gained entry to a house through a rear window. The premises were ransacked.

Two days later another house on Read Street was broken into when thieves gained entry through the ground floor and stole electronic equipment and a grey BMW M3 Sedan.

The following evening on January 5, a house in Kenneth Street, Tamarama was broken into through a balcony door. The offenders stole electronic equipment, personal items and a silver Audi A3.

Over the weekend of January 19, a floor safe containing cash was stolen from a restaurant on O’Brien Street after thieves forced open the lock on the rear door.

On the same evening police allege a 27-year-old male smashed the window of a red Mini Cooper on Roscoe Street, Bondi before attempting to gain entry to a white Lexus parked further up the street. He has been charged with Destroy/Damage Property and Enter Vehicle or Boat without Consent and will appear before Waverley Local Court.

Police have urged the community to ensure the security of their homes and vehicles over the holidays.

“Installing alarms and security systems greatly reduces the chances of becoming a victim of crime,” said Constable Ella Dundler, local crime prevention officer.

Police have also advised residents in the area ‘to use heightened vigilance’ and report anything suspicious to local police. Should anyone have information in relation to any of the above incidents, they are urged to contact Waverley Police on 9369 9899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000.

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