Rise in trailer thefts in Hills
Police are warning boat owners about a spike in trailer thefts around The Hills and Hawkesbury areas.
The warning follows two incidents in Castle Hill and Baulkham Hills this week.
On Monday four people were seen trying to hook up a Bay Line Cruiser trailer on Murrumba Place, Castle Hill.
A witness told police the men failed to connect the trailer to a black Ford Territory and drove away from the street.
They returned a short time later to try again but were unsuccessful.
Police said one of the men had blonde hair and tattoos, while a second man had a dark complexsion, a blue shirt and tattoos.
On February 16 thieves stole two trailers from a home on Seven Hills Road, Baulkham Hills. One was a box trailer and the other a boat trailer.
And in other police news:
Car dealership robbery
Castle Hill’s Toyota car dealership on Victoria Road was broken into on Monday.
Thieves forced open a rear service door at 10.40pm and stole money from a cash register.
Police are studying security camera footage from the incident.
Police are warning motorists not to leave wallets and handbags in vehicles following a rise in fraud-related offences.
It’s believed thieves are targeting credit cards and have also been stealing from mail boxes throughout the Hills.
Residents are reminded to lock their mail boxes and take valuables with them.
A 23-year-old ACT man has had his licence suspended in NSW after being clocked driving 64km/h over the speed limit on Wednesday in Baulkham Hills.
Police said the man was driving 134km/h in the M2’s 70km/h speed zone.
He was disqualified from driving for three months and fined $2154