Police arrest five people for spate of burglaries at Victoria Point

POLICE have arrested a 38-year-old woman, three teenagers and a 20-year-old man in connection with a spate of burglaries at Victoria Point over the last few days.

Police said the five were all arrested at Kingston overnight.

One 13-year-old boy is to face nine break-and-enter charges in connection with burglaries at Victoria Point.

Another 13-year-old boy, a 16-year-old boy and the two adults will each face four break-and-enter charges.

The burglaries all occurred at Victoria Point including some at retirement village units and two at Wattle Street houses.

In one break-in at a Wattle Street home four guitars worth about $5000 were stolen from a shed.

Residents believe the theft occurred about 9.30pm on Wednesday after a roller door was damaged to gain entry.

The theft was discovered the following morning.

A sliding door into the house had also been damaged but access had not been gained.

Bayside Crime Group Detective Inspector Owen Elloy said the police’s bayside property team had done exemplary work that had culminated in the arrests.

“I am very proud of their efforts and the investigation they have undertaken,” Detective Inspector Elloy said.

Police also received a report of a break-in at a house on Daysland Street overnight on Wednesday.

About 6am on Thursday mobile phones were stolen through a flyscreen at a Bangalow Street home.

Earlier this week, police reminded people to take precautions like locking doors and windows and to not leave valuables visible, particularly in vehicles.

In homes, windows and doors should be locked, key operated locks or security grills installed on windows and deadlocks put on doors and padlocks used on gates to a backyard.