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Burglars go to town on Rose City sites

BRAZEN burglars have carried out a number of break-ins across the Rose City during the past month - sometimes even while the residents were home.

Three break-ins at Warwick homes have been reported over the past week alone, with electrical goods including laptops the target of two of them.

Nothing was taken in the third incident.

A business in the industrial estate was also targeted, with a number of tools stolen during the break-in.

Warwick police officer-in-charge Stewart Day warns people to take care and ensure their homes are locked - even when they're at home - to avoid becoming a victim.

"Police are investigating the incidents, which tend to be happening late at night," he said.

"We are asking that if anyone notices a group of people walking around at night, to give us a call so we can check out what they are doing.

"It doesn't worry us if people call late because we are working anyway and then we can see what is going on."

Those who would like tips on making their homes more crime-proof can also get assistance from police.

"We also do free security audits of homes and will come out and check locks and security and give residents advice on ways to improve their home's safety," Senior Sergeant Day said.

Anybody who would like more information on the audits can phone the Warwick police on 4660 4444.

Elsewhere, a Gold Coast man has been charged after crashing a car he was not authorised to use on Law Rd.

The 22-year-old crashed the Black Holden Cruze when he ran it into a fence on Saturday evening.

He has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, unlicensed driving and driving without due care and attention. He will appear in court at a later date.

A Warwick man has also earned himself a court date, after being charged with supplying drugs over a one-month period. The 22-year-old was arrested when police swooped his Alexandra Drive home on Friday afternoon.

A 30-year-old Warwick man will front the Magistrates Court later this month, after allegedly being caught with marijuana and drug utensils.

He is due to appear in Warwick Magistrates Court on September 11.

Police are urging people who have a heavy night of drinking to avoid driving for at least 12 hours.

The warning comes after a motorist had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.137 at 10am yesterday morning.

The 40-year-old Doonan man allegedly told police he had left Stanthorpe that morning, after a big night of drinking.

If you have information on any crime, please call the Warwick police on 4660 4444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000



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