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Moree mum “gutted” after losing nearly everything in home break-in over Christmas

A MOREE mother’s life has been left in tatters after nearly everything she owns was stolen during a break-in over Christmas.

Liz Hann is appealing to the public for help in locating items stolen from her north Moree Frome Street residence sometime between Christmas Day and Wednesday, December 28.

“Please report to Moree police immediately if you have been approached to buy any of these items or if you notice someone has now gained these possessions – surely someone in Moree must know about this,” Ms Hann said.

“Whoever these people are, they have taken mine and my daughter’s whole life – a life I have worked hard for, a life that I have struggled to make for myself and my child.

“Now I am left with nothing except anger and sadness and a huge hole in my heart,” she said.

Officers from Barwon Local Area Command, including forensic examiners, began an investigation into the incident and are seeking assistance from the public who may have been approached to purchase the stolen property.moreepolicestation003

Detectives are calling on anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area or who knows the offender(s) involved to contact Police.

“Anyone who has information that may assist Police and who has not yet spoken to Police is urged to come forward now,” acting superintendent Andrew Hurst said.

“Having access to information early in an investigation can be of great assistance to Police.

“What may seem insignificant or meaningless to one may be the missing piece of the puzzle that investigators are looking for . . . if you know something, please say something,” Mr Hurst said.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 of via Barwon LAC on 02 6757 0799. Callers can remain anonymous and all information is treated with the strictest confidence.

Items stolen include:

Weber BBQ; LG Television; iPod dock and iPod; old Telstra I phone; stereo; CDs and stands; LG DVD player; DVDs; Waterford Crystal vases; Waterford and Vera Wang crystal glasses; Vera Wang candelabra; Vera Wang China and Vera Wang serviette holders; salt and pepper shakers; Vera Wang cake knife and serving set; Bohemia crystal; bridal gift registry items and wedding gifts; dinner sets; vases; lamps; fake flower arrangements; candles and infusers Palm Beach brand; Dutch delftware and ornaments; owl ornaments; sentimental baby giftware keepsake; children’s jewellery; Swarovski christening bracelet; pink bangle; white bangle;  gold bangle; Ellen name bracelet; silver crucifix necklace; children’s owl night lamp and large star fish lamp and a star clock; children’s rug and toy boxes; children’s books and toys; toiletries, brands include Napoleon Perdis make-up; o cosmetics skin care range;  Arbonne make-up and skin care and Nutrimetics skin care; large bag of nail polish; Redken hair products; gHd hairdryer and gHd straightener; size 0 and size 1 girls baby clothing; size 8 and 10 ladies wear (mostly brand names); handbags and clutches; antique mirror; clocks; cutlery Stanley Rogers brand (new set x 2 plus laguiole set brand new); crystal S&P candle holders; cow hide rug Hereford; jewellery and jewellery stands (Sophie Kyron and Samantha Wills brands), antique ornaments; jewellery boxes; artwork; children’s toys and baskets; clothes baskets as well as plastic and cane laundry baskets; Tupperware; canister, “Packit” brand cooler lunch bags; storage boxes; kitchen electrical goods; washing powder and detergents; large tub of Omo and lots of Vanish products; ridge food products and frozen goods; lap top computer; suitcases (hard cover burgundy red and brand-new Atelier brand; lace underwear sets and stockings; swimwear ladies size 10 brands include Speedo, Jets and Seafolly; hats and fascinators; linen including baby muslin wraps and blankets and baby towels as well as cot sheets; shoes size 7 ladies or 71/2; nappy bucket and kitchen bin.

This tragic event comes on the back of a busy period for Barwon Local Area Command officers.

Over the Christmas break police attended to:

Nine (9) break-ins;

Ten (10) stealings;

And sixteen (16) assaults (12 being domestic related)

Other events of significance include:

A 30-year-old male charged with mid-range PCA at Mungindi Friday night;

A 68-year-old man rescued after driving in to a flooded causeway at Garah early Christmas Eve;

A 37-year-old male arrested on outstanding warrants for violence;

A 22-year-old male arrested and charged at Wee Waa for offences including break and enter, arson and theft;

A 49-year-old male driver charged with high range PCA and drive whilst disqualified on the Newell Highway;

The seizure of a quad bike from a female in Gwydir Street on Tuesday evening;

Recovery of a stolen quad bike on Tuesday evening; and

A multiple vehicle crash on the Newell Highway 60km north of Moree Tuesday night which left a 45-year-old male hospitalised with suspected neck injuries.

Anyone with information that may assist police in relation to people wanted by the police; unsolved crimes and/or future crime that is being planned; or suspicious and unusual activity are urged to contact Police either by phoning Barwon Local Area Command on 02 6757 0799 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.