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Appeal after vehicles and motorcycles stolen in ram raids - Murrumbidgee PD

Friday, 29 July 2022 02:24:54 PM

Police are appealing for information following three ram raids involving vehicles believed to be stolen in the state’s Murrumbidgee region yesterday.

Officers from Murrumbidgee Police District have commenced investigations into three break and enter incidents at businesses in the West Wyalong and Ungarie areas, which are reported to have occurred between 3am and 4am (Thursday 28 July 2022), using three stolen utilities.

Police have been told the utilities were stolen from three separate motels on Ungarie Road and Neeld Street, West Wyalong.

Two of which, were then used to ram into a service station on Neeld Street – where cigarettes were stolen – and a motorcycle shop on Main Street, West Wyalong, where two Husqvarna motorcycles were stolen.

A short time after, one of the stolen vehicles – a white Toyota Hilux utility – was located engulfed in flames in Wootten Street, West Wyalong.

Soon after, the other stolen vehicle – a 2009 white Toyota Hilux dual cab table top utility used in the break and enters in West Wyalong and that was carrying the two stolen motor bikes – and another unknown vehicle pulled up at a service station on Woolongough Street, Ungarie, where two unknown offenders smashed the front glass door and stole a sum of cash from the premises. The cash tray was located on Abernethys Lane, towards Lake Cargelligo.

The Hilux – along with the stolen motorcycles it was carrying – are yet to be recovered.

The third vehicle stolen from a motel – a white Holden Colorado – was found dumped behind a business on Main Street later yesterday morning.

All three businesses were unattended at the time of the incidents.

As inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incidents continue, police believe they are linked.

Police are searching for five offenders, who all had their faces covered.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Griffith Police on 6969 4299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.