"Until they are apprehended - and we will apprehend them - we urge everyone be vigilant."
Businesses robbed, service stations held up with alleged knife-wielding men, and cars being broken into. This "spike" in break and enters has seen police deploy extensive resources to make sure those responsible are caught quickly.
Chief Inspector John Wadsworth has reassured the Griffith community police are doing everything in their power to apprehend those responsible for "clusters" of break and enters.
In time frames between Monday and Tuesday, seven businesses on Banna Avenue, Erksine Road and Collier Street were either broken into or had attempts made.
"For a long period we have gone with absolutely minimal amount of break and enters. The fact that most of these are in clusters strongly indicate it is the same person or people who are responsible," he explained.
Over the course of the spree amounts of cash - including a whole cash register, alcohol, safes, and power tools to the value of $5000 were stolen - some of which have now been found and returned.
It coincides with a 'high rise' in cars being broken into with items stolen, with a lot of cases cars were either unlocked or parked on the street.
With 48 reported thefts since October 1, police say over half of those have occurred within the last two weeks.
"Until they are apprehended, and we will apprehend them, we urge everyone be vigilant."
"There is a significant effort underway as we speak to locate the people responsible and we urge anyone in the public who sees anything out of norm to contact us or Crime Stoppers."
Chief Inspector Wadsworth said extensive investigations remain underway to catch the man or men behind the two service station hold-ups.
He said while both cases had similar features indicating one person was behind both robberies, it didn't mean it was the same person responsible.
"It would appear that they are similar, they have similar features, but it doesn't mean that it is the same person.
"With these robberies, clearly these are of significant importance to use given that on both occasions a knife has been brandished.
"A vast amount of resources are in place to make apprehensions as quickly as possible. If anyone in the community has an idea of who they think it my be, or have heard rumours, please let us know."
If you have any information, contact Griffith Police Station on 6969 4299 or alternatively contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestoppers.com.au.
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