Local Police News- On The Beat

A 17-year-old Casino youth has been arrested and charged with two counts of armed robbery following a search warrant on a residence in North Casino where property was seized. The youth has allegedly been linked to the Neumann Petroleum robbery on Sunday afternoon and to the robbery of the Medicare branch in Canterbury Street, Casino, on August 7. Police wish to thank the numerous members of the public who came forward with information that assisted the investigation.

A ride-on mower valued at $3000 was stolen from a business in Wilson Street, South Lismore, between 11pm on Tuesday night and 5am Wednesday morning. Any information to Lismore Police on 6623 1599.

Motorists are reminded to secure their vehicles when left unattended after a 1987 Meteor station wagon was stolen from Keen Street, Lismore, between 6.30pm and 8pm on Tuesday night. It was later found abandoned on the Coraki Road, just south of South Gundurimba. The offender/s broke into the vehicle and the ignition was tampered with. Police encourage motorists to install alarms, immobilisers or steering locks as preventative measures to reduce vehicle theft.

Police are presently investigating a break and enter at a property at Bagotville where a considerable amount of electrical equipment was stolen. Between 7.15am and 5.45pm on Monday offenders stole items including a Notebook laptop computer and associated equipment, a Volta vacuum cleaner, Bose Lifestyle system and a Samsung DVD player. Any information to Alstonville Police on 6628 0244.

A 31-year-old womans 1986 Toyota sedan was destroyed by fire on Wyrallah Road, Wyrallah, between 11am and 11.16am on Monday. After running out of fuel, she attempted to restart it by pouring fuel directly into the carburetor. The vehicle backfired and the fuel ignited, completely destroying the car.

Police are presently investigating the attempted baiting of dogs in the Ashland Street area of Alstonville. It is alleged the dogs received bait between 4pm and 4.10pm on Sunday afternoon. No animals died as a result. Any information to Alstonville Police on 6628 0244.

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