Thieves entered a North Rocks house via a doggy door some time between noon Thursday (September 5) and 10.40am Sunday.
Hills crime manager Detective Inspector Gary Bailey said two laptops, an iPad and jewellery was stolen from the Becky Avenue residence.
A police website recommends choosing pet doors small enough to only allow a cat or small dog to gain entry to the home.
‘‘Make sure it is not possible to manipulate the inside locks by reaching through a pet door,’’ the site states.
IN OTHER POLICE NEWS:
Castle Hill High’s canteen was broken into on the weekend. The school was a polling place for Mitchell candidates on Saturday. Police said the lock to the canteen was broken between 3.30pm Saturday and 4am Sunday.
Jewellery, cash and a wallet were stolen from a Dural home between 6pm and 10.45pm on Saturday.
Police said a flyscreen was removed to enter the Durham Close property. Fourteen rooms were entered and a floor safe was pulled out.
Cars left unlocked
Police are concerned by the high number of reports of cars being broken into in Kellyville Thursday of last week.
But of more concern was the fact that three of the four were unlocked, police said.
Between 9pm Thursday (September 5) and 7am Friday cars were targeted in Annabelle Crescent, Janamba Avenue, Greenwood Road and Lavender Avenue. Items stolen included coins, cash, glasses and a wallet.
A car was also broken into at a hotel on Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill.
Australia Post’s mailbox on Old Post Office Road, Cattai, has been stolen.
A contractor told police he clears the box every day and believes the box went missing between 4pm Wednesday and 4pm Thursday last week.
Only food was stolen.
Police say 39 letterboxes in a Hume Avenue unit block in Castle Hill appear to have been opened with a key around 3.30am on Saturday. Police also received a report of letterbox damage at a home in Sherwin Avenue, Castle Hill, believed to have occurred between Thursday night (September 5) and 11am Friday.
Tool box taken
A tool box worth $1000 was stolen from a garage in Railway Street, Baulkham Hills, some time between Tuesday, September 3 and Friday, September 6.
Lap top stolen
A lap top was stolen from a home in Britannia Road, Castle Hill on August 31. Police said entry to the residence was gained via a locked rear dining room door.