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Break-ins spark warning

Thursday, 18th April, 2013

Police are urging residents to lock their doors and keep their homes secure following two break-ins just days apart. Police are urging residents to lock their doors and keep their homes secure following two break-ins just days apart.

By Kurtis J Eichler

Police are urging residents to lock their doors and keep their homes secure following two break-ins just days apart.

Two lots of residents returned home from a weekend away to find offenders had forced entry into their home.

Burglars broke through a rear window at a Piper Street house between April 10 and Tuesday, making off with a shower curtain, two drawers, a ceiling fan, up to eight litres of paint and a wheelie bin.

In a separate incident at a Brazil Street home, a rear window was forced open, where thieves rummaged through the home.

"Once inside, those responsible have rummaged through all the rooms and even ate a can of sardines," Barrier LAC crime manager Mick Stoltenberg said.

"However it does not appear that any property was physically stolen from the address."

DI Stoltenberg said it was a timely reminder to lock up when leaving the house.

"The days of trusting everyone are long gone."

Meanwhile, a 33-year-old woman has been charged with drink driving after police pulled her over for not displaying her P-plates.

Police stopped the car at 12.05am yesterday morning in Jamieson Street for a random breath test to which she gave a positive reading.

The woman was taken to the Police Station where she again blew a positive reading of 0.066.

Police charged her with a low range PCA offence and an on-thespot fine for not displaying her P-plates.

She will appear in the Broken Hill Local Court at a later date.

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