Home theft victim calls for vigilance

AN angry resident near North Albury’s Frederick Park is calling on people to become more vigilant after his home was broken into while his family slept.

The man, who asked not to be identified, was recently targeted by thieves.

He, his wife and children were asleep inside the home when the incident occurred.

He said he wanted the offender, or offenders, brought to justice.

“You should not live in your own home in fear that you’re going to be broken into or that something’s going to happen,” he said.

“You should be able to live in your own home without fear.

“I want people in the Regina Avenue, Fairview Drive and Burrows Road area to become more vigilant.

“I want people to look out for each other.

“I’m pretty annoyed about it.”

The man’s neighbours have been targeted by thieves on several occasions.

“It’s not something that happens frequently but it seems to be happening once every couple of months,” he said.

“There have been a lot of homes getting targeted in and around North Albury.

“These people rob people’s homes, take people’s livelihoods, and get away with it.

“It’s left us feeling uneasy.”

The man said Albury police had been “brilliant” and had arrived on the scene quickly.

“Residents around North Albury have been talking about the incidents and banding together,” he said.

“There are quite a few people I’ve spoken to about it.

“I’m going to upgrade the security at my home.”

Police continue to investigate the matter.

Anyone with information can phone Albury police on (02) 6023 9299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.