Extra police called to Roma as home break-ins reach new levels

Police reinforcements have been called in from Maranoa’s outerlying towns to Roma to help neutralise a crime spree that started last week and has resulted in more than a dozen homes broken into.

An elderly couple reported to Roma police that between 10.30pm Sunday, January 17 and 5am this morning, offender/s entered through the window of their house on Wyndham St while they were asleep, however no items were stolen.

On Lovell St, a woman in her 20s told police offender/s have entered her car through an unknown means between 11am Sunday, January 17 and 10am today.

Again, nothing was reported stolen but the door was left open by the offender/s.

This follows after officers told The Western Star there were three break and enters and four attempted burglaries on the evening of Thursday, January 14.

Queensland Police Service online crime map depicts 11 homes across Powell St, Hoffman St, McDowall St, Currey St, Charles St and Wheeler Dr were allegedly targeted between Monday, January 11 and Sunday, January 17.

Six unlawful entries, four ‘other thefts’ and one trespassing and vagrancy were reported to police.

Queensland Police Service online crime map.
Queensland Police Service online crime map.

Extra police personnel were deployed to Roma to assist with the crackdown of these burglaries.

Officers from Injune, Surat, the Criminal Investigation Branch and the Road Policing Command were in full force over the weekend to catch the suspect/s.

There are more officers also working on night shift.

Officers have reviewed CCTV footage and made further inquiries and the investigation is ongoing.

Police are asking residents if they have CCTV cameras installed at their home and may be able to assist them with their inquiries, to contact them on 4622 9333 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Locals are reminded to lock their house and car doors at all times, if even they are home and to not leave their belongings outside or around the home.