Thief targets home under construction at Russells Creek Estate

Criminals forced their way into a home under construction in Rawlings Drive, causing $400 worth of damageand stealing lights and bathroom fittings valued at $935.

Criminals forced their way into a home under construction in Rawlings Drive, causing $400 worth of damageand stealing lights and bathroom fittings valued at $935.

BUILDERS and owners are being asked to secure items in houses under construction after fittings worth about $1000 were stolen from a house in Warrnambool’s Russells Creek Estate overnight Friday.

Detective Senior Constable Jason Bourke, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said that between 5pm Friday and 7.30am Saturday criminals forced their way into a home under construction in Rawlings Drive.  He said $400 worth of damage was caused by the thief getting into the house, who then stole lights and bathroom fittings valued at $935. 

“We would just ask people to try and secure items in their homes under construction or remove items of value,”  he said. 

“Anyone with information about the damage and theft is requested to contact the Warrnambool police station,”

Meanwhile, a black Mercedes-Benz coupe was damage by fire outside the Derrinallum BP service station on Friday night.

Detective Senior Constable Bourke said there would have been people travelling along the Hamilton Highway at the time of the fire. Anyone with information is asked to contact Warrnambool police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

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