Police in Tara are asking residents to lock up their belongings as thefts rise in the town.
Police in Tara are asking residents to lock up their belongings as thefts rise in the town. Contributed

Weapons and vehicles stolen as thefts in Tara surge

A RECENT surge in thefts have led police in Tara to urge residents to lock up there belongings, or face losing them.

A string of thefts has occurred over the last two months in Tara, with televisions, laptops, weapons and vehicles all being stolen.

Tara Police Sargent, Greg Finucane, said the rise in stolen property was due to complacency in the town.

"Tara Police division has seen an increase in recent months of thefts from vehicles and properties,” Sgt Finucane said.

"These thefts are by opportunistic thieves, and can easily be avoided by owners locking vehicles, locking houses, gates and sheds.”

A Winchester lever action rifle, has been allegedly stolen from a rural property on Surat Development Road between April 10 and April 25.

A Mitsubishi grain auger was allegedly stolen between April 15 and April 20 from a property on Tara-Kogan Road, as well as a Landcruiser utility and a John Deer tractor near Meandarra.

Sgt Finucane said residents should make themselves aware of what is happening in their area by subscribing to mypolice.qld.gov.au.


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