A SPATE of break and enters across the Griffith region has come as a stark reminder to lock up or be at risk.
A home in Albion Grove Crescent in Griffith had electrical equipment stolen sometime between 6.50pm on Tuesday and 6.30am on Wednesday morning. Proving no where is safe, a preschool in Middleton Avenue was broken into between 10.15pm and 11pm on Monday and computer wares stolen.
Cash and a wallet was taken from a home in Bringagee Street on Monday afternoon, with thieves also hitting a home on Casserly Road, Warrawidgee sometime between 9am and 2pm on Sunday.
The thieves gained entry to the home and rummaged through various items of property. Police believe jewellery and electrical equipment were among the items stolen.
POLICE have also issued a warning for residents to be mindful of malware scams that are circulating.
Griffith Local Area Command Chief Inspector John Wadsworth said there had been an increase in reports from residents regarding the scams in the last week.
“It’s been calls from the scammers telling people to give them this amount of cash or they’ll put a virus on your computer … that sort of thing,” he said.
Residents should report these phone calls or others that are similar to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
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