A larger than usual number of break and enters took place in residential and commercial premises in Taree over the past week (October 4-10).
Seven break and enters were reported in residential premises, all in the Bushland/Manning Gardens/Wynter Tavern area, apart from one at Frances Street.
Break ins also occurred at Taree Eyewear, the Telstra shop, a tobacconist, a childcare centre, and food retailers in Taree and Harrington.
"In a number of the business premises the offenders have attempted to smash or have smashed glass doors or window frontages," Senior Constable Ray Slade of Manning-Great Lakes Police District said.
"Also, in a number of the residential premises people have left areas of their premises unlocked."
"We ask that people please ensure garages, doors, and windows are locked. This should assist in reducing the number of these incidences occurring.
"And if people see or hear something suspicious occurring do not hesitate to contact police."
Investigations are continuing into the break and enters, with police examining CCTV footage to identify the offenders.
To report suspicious activity go online to nsw.crimestoppers.com.au or call Taree Police Station on 5594 8299.
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