Camperdown police plea for help with unsolved crimes

CAMPERDOWN police are seeking information from the public to help solve two shocking crimes.

Senior Constable Tony Hassett said some details had been received about a car being burnt out in Lawrence Street and the bashing of a man in his Thornton Street backyard, but further information was required to confirm the identity of the offenders.

Senior Constable Hassett said a Suzuki Swift parked in a Lawrence Street driveway was destroyed after it was rolled out on to the road and set on fire at 12.30am on March 7.

He said the owner of the $3000 vehicle had recently lost her mother who died after a long illness.

“We have received information that two teenage males and a female could have been involved in the incident,” the policeman said.

“It is also believed the two males may have also been involved in the theft of a guinea pig that week. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Camperdown police station or Crime Stoppers or 1800 333 000.”

Senior Constable Hassett said the victim of the second incident was a hard-working man with a young family who was bashed over the head with a piece of wood while investigating suspicious activity in his backyard early on a Sunday morning in February.

“The 33-year-old Camperdown man went to his back shed at his Thornton Street home about 4.30am on February 6 after hearing noises,” he said.

“He identified items had been taken and as he was leaving the shed he was hit to the left side of his head with a lump of wood. 

“He was knocked unconscious, suffered a laceration to his head and was taken to Camperdown hospital for treatment and observation.”

Senior Constable Hassett said a party was held in Camperdown that night and police believed the offenders were from the Camperdown and Cobden areas.

“There are people in the community who know who committed these crimes and we request they contact police to help us confirm the identify of the offenders,” he said.

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