Break and enters and thefts have been on a rise during the past month with a number of vehicles stolen from homes and forced entries being reported by residents.
Last Friday, August 29, three young people were arrested by Hawkesbury police for a series of thefts in the Richmond CBD.
Police alleged that the three were involved in an incident where a Ford Falcon was parked in a Richmond home’s driveway while they broke into the home and stole a number of items.
It is also alleged that a short time later a Mazda 323 was parked in front of a home on Faithful Street in Richmond before it too was robbed.
After those two incidents another was reported where the laundry of a home on Francis Street, Richmond, was broken into.
The three teenagers, a 16-year-old from Cranebrook and two 15-year-olds from Windsor were taken to Hawkesbury police station, with adults present.
The 16-year-old was charged with two counts of stealing from a motor vehicle and one count of stealing from dwelling. He will appear before Windsor Children’s Court later this month. The two 15-year-olds were dealt with under the provisions of the Young Offenders Act.
Residents from Bowen Mountain, East Kurrajong and Kurrajong have also reported to police sightings of people in their yards with torches.
The Hawkesbury Community Watch Facebook page reported that residents in the Bowen Mountain area had spotted four men acting suspiciously.
■ If you think your home is being targeted, contact Hawkesbury Police on 4587 4099.