Horsham petty crime wave hits

POLICE have called for information about a spate of petty crime in Horsham, including the theft of iPhone 5S phones worth $1600.

Horsham Senior Sergeant Brendan Broadbent said thieves broke into a garage in Henderson Avenue during the early hours of Sunday and stole a pair of pliers.

“They then tried to get into a vehicle and a boat on the property, badly damaging the locks on both,” he said.

Although the attempt was unsuccessful, it caused damage estimated at $600.

“Police located the pliers on the boot of the vehicle,” Sen Sgt Broadbent said.

A $600 bicycle was reported missing from Horsham Plaza on Sunday afternoon.

About 12.30pm on Friday, Sen Sgt Broadbent said someone stole a $4 bottle of mechanical oil from a store in Dimboola Road.

“It’s another item that’s just been grabbed and walked out with,” he said.

The iPhone 5S phones were reported stolen from a Darlot Street communications store on March 24.

“The offender entered the store and basically removed them from a cabinet and ran off,” Sen Sgt Broadbent said.

“The storekeeper gave chase, but wasn’t able to intercept the person.”

Police are examining CCTV footage from the shop.

Sen Sgt Broadbent encouraged people with information about any of the incidents to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Horsham Police Station on 5382 9200.

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