Local Police News- On The Beat

Police are seeking witnesses to an assault and robbery that occurred between 4.25am and 4.28am on Wednesday morning in Ross Park, Ballina Street, Lennox Head. A 45-year-old Lennox Head man was walking towards the town centre when he was punched from behind numerous times by a male offender. After being threatened with a weapon by a second male he had personal property stolen. At the time the offender were driving a white Commodore sedan. The first offender is described as Aboriginal in appearance, about 165cm tall, with short hair and in his late teens. The second male was of similar appearance. Information to Ballina Police on 6681 8699.

A 21-year-old Lismore man has been arrested and charged after police seized 12 mature cannabis plants from a premises in Andrew Crescent, Goonellabah, on Monday afternoon. The plants were found in and around the premises, some growing as high as 2m tall. Police say they will continue to target the sale and cultivation of prohibited drugs within the local area.

Lismore Police are seeking information from the public about a break-in that occurred in Waratah Way, Goonellabah, between 9.30pm and 9.45pm on Monday night. It is alleged the elderly couples premises were broken into and engagement rings and necklaces belonging to an 85-year-old woman were stolen. Information to Lismore Police on 6623 1599.

Power tools, fishing rods, fishing reels, a wheelbarrow and pool pump were stolen from a premises in Toongahra Court, Goonellabah, sometime up to 5pm on Monday afternoon. Information to Lismore Police on 6623 1599.

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