Police are urging motorists to lock their cars after a number have been broken into this week.
Police are urging motorists to lock their cars after a number have been broken into this week.

Tip-off aids in break-in enquiry

A PERSON of interest has been nominated anonymously by the public for the attempted break-in of five Warwick businesses and the successful entry of a sixth business during Monday night.

Four Westside Shopping Centre businesses and a veterinary clinic were targeted but the would-be burglars were able to force their way through a door into a Wood Street business during the night. The windscreen repair business's office and workshop was ransacked and a client's car was damaged but no property was taken.

A Warwick Police Criminal Investigation Branch spokesman said someone gave an anonymous tip to police yesterday and urged the person to phone back.

“They had some information and gave police a name but we would like them to ring back again,” the spokesman said.

The net is closing on the offender because, in a further development, police released a description of the offender yesterday.

“Security footage of the offender shows a male in his late teens to early 20s,” the spokesman said.

“He's of average build, about 175cm to 178cm tall, wearing a dark hooded jumper and black tracksuit pants.”

In other Rose City crime news two more teens were charged yesterday by police for breaking into two cars at Cinema Heights during Monday night with police looking at a total of six people for the crimes.

“A 16-year-old male was charged on Tuesday afternoon with unlawful entry (into two vehicles) and 17-year-old and 16-year-old girls were charged yesterday,” the spokesman said.

“What we've found out was they were walking the streets trying car doors. If the doors were locked they would move on to the next vehicle. The van and acco-truck which were broken into were unlocked.

“It's an offence to leave a vehicle unlocked and unattended so we want to remind people to lock their cars.”

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