North Shore Police Command Provide Further Info on Recent Break and Enters

Last week, ITC reported several robberies and attempted robberies in the Lane Cove Council Area.  The North Shore Police Command have provided further information about these incidents.  As mentioned before, ITC endeavours to keep our readers up to date on criminal activity in Lane Cove, but this does not mean there is more crime, it just means people are letting ITC know about them.

2 x Aggravated Break and Enter/Steal Motor Vehicle – Riverview

In the early hours of Tuesday 11th December, 2 homes on Taleeban Road, Riverview were broken into with offenders unsuccessfully trying to force their way into another.

Residents were asleep in each of the homes at the time of the break ins with CCTV from one property showing a group of 5 males trying to gain entry to a home. The offenders managed to make off with property including cameras, wallets phones and jewellery as well a motor vehicle.

The offenders were interrupted when one of the victims woke up and challenged them before phoning triple zero. The offenders were last seen travelling at high speed along Epping Road.

Break Enter and Steal – Lane Cove

Sometime between 7:00am and 1:00pm Thursday 6th December unknown offender/s have gained entry to a home on Ronald Avenue, Lane Cove. The offenders forced their way into the home via a locked rear window of the home.

Once inside the offender/s have made their way through each room of the home making off with more than $17,000 worth of property including jewellery, cash and other personal items.

Aggravated Break and Enter/Steal Motor Vehicle – Riverview

Around 10:30pm Wednesday 5th December the residents of a home on Carranya Road, Riverview went to bed for the evening. Sometime between then and 6:30am the following morning when the residents woke offenders gained entry to the home via a closed but unlocked garage door stealing phones, wallets and the home owners Mazda 3 sedan.

The stolen vehicle was recovered several days later dumped in Glebe.

Police Requesting Information

Police are investigating all the incidents above and are appealing to anyone that may have noticed any suspicious activity at the stated locations during the given times and dates or believes they have information that could assist police to please contact North Shore Command on 9414 8499 or Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppers.com.au).

Incidents Reported to ITC

Yesterday, an incident was reported on Gamma Road Lane Cove about a possible motor vehicle theft.  Two men were spotted removing number plates on a white ute.  This may or may not be suspicious, however it is still a good idea to report unusual activity to police.  In Lane Cove last year a few Hyundai Utes were stolen. In one case number plates were removed prior to the Ute being stolen.

Crime Prevention Tips

ITC has put together a list of crime prevention tips (based on incidents reported to ITC) here.  If you are going away these holidays you might want to have a look at our tips.

CCTV does assist police in investigating matters. Speak to local experts Alert Locks and Security for some CCTV recommendations.

Two Incidents Close to Lane Cove

The following two incidents (although not in Lane Cove) might be of interest to locals (particularly if you have attend music festivals).

Drug Supply – North Sydney

Police have charged a 22 year old Potts Point man with drug offences after he was stopped by plain clothes police officers on Gas Lane, North Sydney over the weekend.On the evening of Sunday 9th December police conducted an operation targeting the sale and use of prohibited drugs at an electronic music event held in North Sydney. Police made more than 15 drug related arrests including that of the Potts Point man who police will allege was found in possession of a bag containing a white powder, several capsules believed to be the prohibited drug MDMA and a bag of green vegetable matter believed to be Cannabis.

Child Abuse Material – Artarmon

A 33 year old Artarmon man has been arrested and charged with a number of offences relating to accessing and distributing child abuse material. On Tuesday 11th December a search warrant was executed at the man’s home where police will allege they located computer devices which contained several images depicting children in a sexual nature. The male was arrested and taken to Chatswood Police Station. Police seized several computer devices belonging to the male who has been charged with 1 count each of accessing, possessing and transmitting child abuse material. He has been granted conditional bail and will face Hornby Local Court next month.


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