Last week in Noosa Waters, seven break-ins occurred on the same day with police believing the same offenders to be behind the crimes.
Last week in Noosa Waters, seven break-ins occurred on the same day with police believing the same offenders to be behind the crimes. Contributed

The lie criminals are telling to break in to your home

A KNOCK at the door could be a warning sign you were almost the target of a robbery, police have revealed.

If anyone in their late teens or early 20s have recently come to your house in the Noosa area with a fabricated story about knowing someone who may live there, police want to hear from you.

Noosa police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Ben Carroll believed the offenders were using this technique to determine if anyone was home before breaking in.

Snr Sgt Carroll said a spate of break-ins across Noosaville, Tinbeerwah, Tewantin and Doonan had been reported in recent weeks with thieves taking furniture, televisions, jewellery, money and anything of value.

Last week in Noosa Waters, seven break-ins occurred on the same day with police believing the same offenders to be behind the crimes.

"We're asking people if they suspect there's been any suspicious vehicles or people sighted in their area to report those and try and get maybe vehicle descriptions or registrations," Snr Sgt Carroll said.

"If they may even have CCTV (or) dash-cam footage as well we ask they contact Noosa police."

Detectives from as far as the south-east corner have been working to track down the offenders, with Snr Sgt Carroll reporting information from the public had proved invaluable to the investigation.

Police are reminding everyone to be aware of the importance of securing their property by ensuring windows and doors are locked when homes are unattended as well as cars.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, Policelink on 13 14 44 or the Noosa Police Station.


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