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Moree police kept busy during New Year long weekend

LOCAL police are investigating after a boy was allegedly robbed in daylight on a Moree street.

Just after 12pm yesterday (Monday, January 2) a 15-year-old boy was walking along Tycannah Street in east Moree when he told police that he noticed a green Nissan Pulsar pull up behind him.

Police have been told two men allegedly grabbed the boy and pulled him into the vehicle, where they stole a number of items.

The boy was then pushed out of the vehicle a short distance later, before the vehicle was last seen driving down Jones Avenue.

Officers attached to Barwon Local Area Command were contacted and have commenced an investigation.

Inquiries into the incident are continuing.moreepolicestation003

Meanwhile, Barwon LAC acting superintendent Andrew Hurst said police have again been kept busy during the second long weekend of the festive season.

Between Friday, December 29 and Tuesday, January 3 police have attended to:

  • 13 break-ins (at Moree, Narrabri, Pilliga and Wee Waa);
  • 10 stealings (Moree and Narrabri);
  • Five stolen vehicles (Moree and Wee Waa); and
  • 12 assaults, eight of which were domestic related (Bellata, Boggabilla, Moree and Narrabri).

Other events of significance include:

  • A 34-year-old male SUSPENDED driver charged with middle range PCA at Narrabri;
  • A 23-year-old female driver charged with low range PCA at Pallamallawa;
  • A 25-year-old male P2 license holder charged with special range PCA on the Newell Highway at Gurley;
  • Four boys charged with a raft of offences related to property crime in Boggabilla and Goondiwindi between July and December last year;
  • A 27-year-old female bail refused for her alleged part in illicit drug supply following the execution of a search warrant at Mungindi on Friday;
  • Arrest of a 28-year-old male on outstanding warrants at Narrabri;
  • A 43-year-old male charged with drug cultivation at Edgeroi;
  • A 39-year-old male arrested on outstanding warrants for property offences at Moree;
  • A 20-year-old male driver charged with middle range PCA at Pallamallawa;
  • A 29-year-old male charged with goods in custody after he was found with suspected stolen goods at Moree;
  • A 31-year-old Moree woman charged with stealing;
  • A 32-year-old Moree man charged with multiple shoplifting and domestic offences;
  • Two males issued with Infringement notices for entering the rail corridor at Moree; and
  • Two juveniles arrested for rock throwing offences on the Newell Highway at Moree.

In total twenty seven offenders were charged with offences during this time.

“What is most concerning about the continuing property crime, particularly in Moree, is that there are people in our communities who are aware of who is committing these crimes and they are not coming forward,” Mr Hurst said.

“Residents need to be more conscious of the security of their homes and vehicles and take basic steps to ensure they are less likely to become a victim . . . be aware of what’s going in your neighbourhood, if something or someone looks out of place or suspicious please report it immediately.”

Police urge residents to report any suspicious behaviour immediately.

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.

Media Release: January 3, 2017