Theft

What do I do if I find my stolen property?

If you report property stolen and for some reason find that it is not stolen, it is important to inform the NSW Police Force so the police report can be updated. The most effective way is to contact the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 so your report can be updated.

If you have located your stolen property at another location or in possession of another person do not approach that person. Contact the Local Police Station in the area of the property where you found it.

Why can’t I report theft from interstate?

Each state and territory of Australia has specific jurisdiction over taking reports.  Should an offender comes to light the jurisdiction that has authority must investigate this matter.  All theft reports should be reported to the relevant state or territory.

Can I report online if someone threatens me and steals my property?

No.  Theft with violence or the threat of violence requires police attendance or action.  If it is an emergency contact ‘000’ and request police attendance.  If it is not an emergency contact your Local NSW Police Station.

What do I do if someone tricks me into giving them my property?

If you are tricked into giving someone your property, contact your Local NSW Police Station or contact the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 for further guidance.

If someone damages my car while breaking in and stealing something do I have to submit two events?

No.  The damage to your car occurred as a part of the theft from your car.  The car was damaged as a result of an offender entering your car to steal property. You only need to complete one theft report.  Within the report simply outline the damage to your vehicle and this will formulate part of your Theft Report.

What do I do if I know the person that steals my property?

If you are aware of the person that stole the property contact your Local NSW Police Station.

Can I report my stolen motor vehicle online?

If your motor vehicle has been stolen you will need to ring the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 or attend your Local NSW Police Station to make a report.