GRIFFITH police have moved to relieve fears the city could be under another spate of break-ins similar to the epidemic earlier this year.
Throughout December, January and February, an unprecedented number of homes across Griffith were targeted in a string of break and enters, forcing council to collaborate with police to introduce a raft of measures to stop the crime.
In recent weeks, dozens of reports of cars and homes being broken into have filtered into police sometimes as many as seven in one weekend.
Last weekend, four break and enters were reported to police including two in the Lake Wyangan-Nericon area where another home was broken into.
The most serious offence took place between 3pm and 11.45pm on Saturday, while a Noorilla Street resident was away from their home.
During that time, vandals broke in and caused extensive damage to the interior walls and doors of the house.
Police attended and photographed the scene and a crime scene examination will also be conducted.
Also over the weekend, between 5pm and 10.40pm on Friday, a Bringagee Street resident left his house locked.
When he came home, the man discovered the front door had been forced open.
Inside, a number of rooms had been disturbed and items including two DVD players, DVDs, jewellery and alcohol had been stolen from the home.
Also on Friday, thieves entered a home in Boorga Road at Lake Wyangan between 8am and 5pm and stole jewellery and electronic items.
Around the same time, a home in West Road at Nericon was broken into and jewellery, a guitar and a television were stolen.
Griffith Police Inspector Stuart Gair said measures were in place to target people committing these crimes and police were making property offences a priority.
However, Inspector Gair called on locals to assist police wherever possible, and to look out for their neighbours.
"People need to be mindful of security and make sure they lock their homes and cars," Inspector Gair said.
"These sorts of crimes are a possibility anywhere and they're certainly not going unnoticed.
"If anyone sees someone acting suspiciously, they need to report it to police immediately.
"It comes down to gut instinct, people know who's supposed to be in their neighbourhood and you can tell by a person's behaviour if they're acting suspiciously."
Anyone with information on any of the break ins that occurred over the weekend is urged to contact Griffith Police on 6969 4299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.