Landsborough burglaries to be investigated

LANDSBOROUGH - Detectives from a specialised unit in Ballarat will review a number of recent burglaries in the Landsborough area in an effort to catch those responsible.

Members of the Ballarat Burglary Unit will review several burglaries that have occurred since September 2013.

The burglaries have occurred at both commercial and rural premises.

Detectives from the unit will look at all the burglaries to establish whether there are any links and if they form part of a series.

The Burglary Unit forms part of the Ballarat Crime Investigation Unit.

Detective Senior Constable Alanna McDonald said crimes such as these can have an enormous impact on small communities.

"Everyone has the right to feel safe in their home and that their property isn't going to be stolen," she said.

"We strongly encourage people who live in the Landsborough area to ensure homes, vehicles and other storage areas are secured when they are away from their property.

"Often in rural areas people feel they might not need to take these precautions as they live in a more remote area, however they may find themselves a target for opportunistic thieves."

Police are keen to hear from anyone with knowledge of the incidents or who has witnessed any suspicious activity in the area.

"We know that people talk and someone out there will know who is responsible," DSC McDonald said.

"We are keen to hear from anyone with any information, no matter how insignificant they might think it is, and all calls will be treated as confidential.

"Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers."

Anyone who has information on the burglaries is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au

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