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Police appeal for information following investigations into hydro house - Bankstown

Sunday, 11 June 2017 04:25:08 AM

Police are appealing for information as part of ongoing investigations into fraudulently leased homes modified for hydroponic setup.

Detectives from Bankstown Local Area Command launched an investigation in January 2017 following the discovery of a hydroponic setup at a home in School Street, Padstow.

As part of their inquiries, police established a man using fraudulent documents in the name of Thai Vu TRAN privately leased the home through an online website.

Police believe the man may have been responsible for leasing other properties across the state.

Investigations are continuing and detectives are urging anyone who may have leased a property to this person, or anyone with information to contact Bankstown Police Station via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.