A break-in at the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre on Sunday night occurred just days after meetings on crime between Indigo councillors and police.
A small amount of cash and laptops were stolen from the centre, and damage was done to the doors of the Old Town Hall building.
Indigo Mayor Bernard Gaffney said there was a good possibility of the incident being captured on CCTV.
"A pop-up visitor information centre will be established, if required," he said.
"Some people have contacted council about a perceived increase in criminal activity in some areas of the shire, which led to the CEO and I and councillor Sophie Price meeting with the Acting Superintendent Paul Hargreaves.
"There have been some challenging times in regard to the recent police shooting in Barnawartha.
"The meeting was very positive and we had great co-operation.
"Indigo Shire is certainly not a crime hotspot - it's a safe place to live."
Cr Gaffney has also met with Sergeant Mal Clarke at Beechworth, Rutherglen Sergeant Brian Curran and Leading Senior Constable Andrew Deegan in Chiltern.
Acting Inspector Garry Barton, who is acting as Local Area Commander, said an increase in incidents recently could be attributed to burglaries at Beechworth - including one that resulted in charges - and property theft.
"That (increase) is answered by storage unit burglaries back in July, and we've also seen an increase in justice proceedings - things like intervention violence orders, which are police-initiated work," he said.
"We've got a presence in Chiltern at the moment, we've almost got full strength back in Rutherglen, and a new officer-in-charge in Beechworth.
"We are actively patrolling and encourage people to report suspicious activity.
"Don't make it easy for criminals - lock your sheds, mark your valuables, and don't leave valuables in your car."
The Crime Statistics Agency shows for the year ending March 2019, there were 257 property and deception offences recorded for Indigo, compared to 219 in 2018.
For the specific offence of burglary/break and enter, there were 63 offences, an increase of 70 per cent on the 37 offences in 2018.
In comparison crimes against the person, which include assault and sexual offences, were down (from 141 to 101), and there were only two more drug offences.