Parkes Police: Two spikes of vehicle thefts occur in February

Parkes Police Station.
Parkes Police Station.

Parkes Police continue to deal with thefts from vehicles in town, with Officer in Charge Chief Inspector Scott Rayner saying there were two spikes in February and another arrest.

Chief Inspector Rayner has renewed calls for people to lock and secure their vehicles after alerting the community to the first spate of thefts last week.

A car parked in Alder Avenue was broken into sometime between 6pm on February 24 and 9am February 27.

An unknown quantity of coins were taken.

"The vehicle was unsecured unfortunately," Chief Inspector Rayner said.

An Apple watch and a purse were stolen from a car parked in Best Street between 8pm February 25 and 7am February 26.

The vehicle, Chief Inspector Rayner said, also showed no apparent force of entry.

Anyone who may have information relating to any thefts are asked to call Parkes Police on 6862 9999.

Following further investigations police have charged a 16-year-old male from Parkes for offences linked to vehicle thefts in Parkes and other matters in Peak Hill.

He was charged with two counts of larceny and two counts of stolen goods in custody for the Parkes thefts.

He was also charged with two counts of aggravated break and enter into dwelling, possess unauthorised firearm and enter premises to commit an indictable offence, occurring in Peak Hill.

Incidents in Parkes are still under investigation and police are making enquiries as to whether the teenager is connected to any other offences that occurred at the same time.

The male was initially refused bail by police but was later granted bail when appearing in local court.

He will reappear in Condobolin Children's Court on April 6.

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