Property theft from rural areas, Tara

Tara Police are reminding residents in rural areas to lock it or lose it and not be complacent. Simple measures like making your mark on property items and recording serial numbers or taking photos to make them identifiable at a later time greatly assists police. Just because you live in a rural area you can not be complacent about locking vehicles, dwelling and sheds. Take the time to install security cameras, padlock gates and sheds, fix broken locks on houses and ask you insurance company for a reduction in your premium with your added security measures.

Between April 5 and April 9 unknown persons have entered an unlocked premises on Western Road, Tara and have allegedly stolen a 70-inch LG HD TV, LG sound bar, Acer laptop, a safe containing an engagement ring and wedding ring, other jewellery items and prescription drugs.

Between March 15 and April 9 unknown persons have allegedly entered a rural property on the Old Moonie road, Moonie and stolen a semi automatic shotgun.

Between April 18 and April 21 persons have allegedly entered a rural property on the Western Road near Meandarra and stolen a Landcruiser utility and a John Deer tractor. These items were later located.

Between April 15 and April 20 persons have allegedly entered a rural property on the Tara Kogan road, Tara and stolen a Mitsubishi grain auger.

Between April 10 and April 25 persons have allegedly entered a rural property on the Surat Development Road near the Moonie Highway. They have then allegedly entered an unlocked vehicle and stolen a Winchester lever action rifle, carry bag and ammunition.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

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