POLICE have struck back against crims responsible for a wave of break-ins across the city, arresting a woman over a spate of burglaries and credit card frauds and releasing CCTV images of another suspected thief.
Late on Friday afternoon, officers from Griffith Police's Target Action Group (TAG) swooped on Griffith Central shopping centre and arrested a local 25-year-old woman on a string of serious charges.
The woman, who was on bail at the time of her arrest, is suspected of stealing credit cards from local homes and using them to buy goods on 38 occasions.
She has also been charged with breaking into homes while residents were asleep inside, shoplifting, larceny and other offences.
She was refused bail by police and will front Deniliquin Local Court today.
The arrest comes as the city experiences one its worst crime waves in years, with an average of two homes a day broken into last month and a number of homes and businesses hit in January.
In a bid to stem the tide of crime, police have saturated known hot-spots in recent weeks and made a swag of key arrests.
But Griffith Police crime manager Paul Smith said the war against thieves and thugs could not be won without the support of the public.
"We've had some very good information from the public and this is our chance to continue that good work," Detective Inspector Smith said.
"If you see someone poking around your neighbourhood that looks suspicious, chances are they are and police need to be contacted there and then."
Meanwhile, police have released CCTV images of a man who broke into a Collier Street business this month and escaped with only a six-pack of beer.
The man, with distinctive sleeve tattoos down both arms, forced open a window at the back of the business at about 6am on January 5 and left a short time later with the beer.
He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 175 to 180cm tall, with a thin build.
Anyone with information should call Griffith Police on 6969 4299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.