Crime Stoppers

Call for Information - Alice Springs

Tuesday 10-Jul-2018 17:00

Northern Territory Police are seeking information about several property offences in Alice Springs overnight.

Police are investigating reports of young people causing disturbances in the central business district and Todd Mall area.

A number of unlawful entries in the same area were reported to Police overnight, which officers from Strike Force Winx are investigating. In some instances the alleged offenders smashed glass to gain entry to the property before stealing a number of items.

“We’ve been told that electronic items, cash and vehicle keys were stolen during these incidents,” Acting Superintendent Pauline Vicary said.

“We’d encourage people to ensure security alarms are working or switched on and to make sure they don’t leave their properties unlocked.

Northern Territory Police are following a number of lines of enquiry, including speaking to several persons of interest and reviewing CCTV footage.

“These incidents are frustrating for our whole community. It’s important to remember that they are caused by a very small minority of people within or who are visitors to the area.

“Police are working in partnership with other government agencies and youth service providers to engage with young people are participating in antisocial behaviour or committing offences. We’re in contact with their families to identify support services and strategies to assist those youths in making better choices and divert them to more positive activities.

“The focus of Operation Dawson, to reduce anti-social behaviour and property offences in Alice Springs, will continue. It’s important that members of our community report incidents involving property crime or anti-social behaviour.” Acting Superintendent Vicary said.

If anyone has information about these incident please contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.