Kiama/Illawarra police wrap: Aug 14, 2014

Electronics stolen

Police are investigating the the theft of computer equipment and accessories from a house on Rose Avenue in Albion Park Rail. 

Between 7.15am and 7.35am on Wednesday, August 13 an unknown number of people forced entry in to the house through a window and stole a laptop, iPad and other computer accessories. During the robbery, the offenders dropped a bag of cannabis on the floor of the house, which has been seized by police and will be destroyed. 

The house was finger-printed by police and anybody with any information should contact Lake Illawarra police. 

Water heaters stolen

The spate of water heaters being stolen in the area has continued. 

A gas water heater valued at $1400 was stolen from a house at Blair Road in Flinders sometime between 4pm on August 6 and and 12:30pm on August 11. 

A similar system was also stolen from a house on Jemima Close, Flinders sometime between 10am on August 8 and 3.20pm on August 11. 

Both incidents are under investigation. 

Make-up stolen 

Police are investigating after a 54 year-old woman had her make-up bag stolen. The Barrack Heights woman was woken by a disturbance at around 5am on on Tuesday, August 12 and saw an unknown male run out the rear door of the house and through the yard. The only thing the women could determine was missing was a make up bag. 

Rooftop raid

Police believe an ATM was the target of a daring robbery attempt on a store in College Avenue, Shellharbour City. 

At around 12.30am on Tuesday, August 12 an unknown number of offenders tried to gain entry to the store by cutting through the roof. 

In doing so they have activated the store’s alarm and the shop-owner has called the police.

The attempted robbery caused an estimated $5000 damage to the building and is currently under investigation by detectives from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command. 

Welders stolen 

Thousands of dollars of welding equipment has been stolen from Lake Illawarra High School. 

Between 6pm on Friday, August 8 and 8am Monday, August 11 an unknown number offenders have gained entry to a building at the school and have stolen two welders, gas cylinders, masks and gloves valued at around $4000. 

Firearm found 

A man has handed a firearm into police after discovering it while kayaking in the Macquarie Rivulet on Saturday, August 9. 

The man observed the .22 calibre rifle lying in the water and retrieved it before handing it into police. 

Police examined the area surrounding where the rifle was found.

Due to the rifle’s condition police could not identify it and it is set to be destroyed. 

Mystery driver

Police are on the lookout for a white sedan after it left the scene of an accident. 

At around 2.20am on Saturday, August 9 a the white sedan collided with a car parked outside a house on Hillside Avenue, Albion Park Rail. 

The parked car suffered extensive damage and the noise awoke the owner of the vehicle who observed a white sedan driving off. 

Anybody who may have seen or heard anything is encouraged to contact police. 

Fail to leave fine

A 30 year-old woman has been handed a $550 fine after not obeying police and security instructions to leave a Shellharbour Hotel. Police were conducting a business inspection on the Addison Street premises when they noticed the women was intoxicated. 

Police spoke with security who then asked the women to leave. 

The women had to be removed from the premises by security and police and once outside became aggressive to police and security and as a result was issued with an infringement notice. 

Pole position

A 38 year-old man is set to face court after providing a positive breath test reading after being involved in a car crash. 

At around 5.30pm on Friday, August 8 police allege the man was driving along Ulster Avenue in Warilla when he collided with a pole. 

Police then conducted a road side breath test on the man which allegedly produced a positive reading. 

He was taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station where police allege he provided a breath analysis of .09. 

The man’s licence was suspended and he will face court a date top be set. 

Charity tin stolen

Two 18 year-old Albion Park males will face court after allegedly stealing a charity donation tin. 

Police allege that the two men were drinking at an Albion Park hotel when one man took the tin from the the bar area. 

Police viewed CCTV footage and later interviewed one of the men and he identified the other individual. 

The two men were then arrested and will face court at a date to be set.  

Cash stolen from register

Police are investigating the theft of $600 from a cash register at a record store in Stocklands. 

Between 1.30pm and 4pm on Sunday, August 10 an unknown number of people took the money from the register. 

Police would like to speak to anybody who may have seen anything. 

Library vandalised

Police are appealing for witnesses after Kiama Library was vandalised on Sunday, August 10. 

Between 6.30pm and 7.30pm an unknown number of offender vandalised the the lower glass frontage of the library by spray painting it. 

The incident was reported to police by security and anybody who may have seen anything is encouraged to come forward. 

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