Failed break-in frightens Portland child


A Portland family had gone to bed in their Wade Street home when a child heard a noise about midnight and saw someone trying to open the window.A PORTLAND family has been left shaken after a flyscreen was removed from a child’s bedroom window overnight.
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Detective Sergeant Steve Brown, of the Portland police crime investigation unit, said the family had gone to bed in their Wade Street home when a child heard a noise about midnight.

The child told parents they someone was trying to open the window. Entry was not gained.

Police officers attended and a flyscreen was found removed and left near the window.

Detective Sergeant Brown said a Portland doctor’s surgery was also broken into overnight Monday.

It is believed that entry was gained to the premises about 2.30am and cash was stolen from a cash tin.

In Heywood a hairdresser’s salon in Edgar Street was burgled overnight Monday.

The front glass door was forced open, possibly by a jemmy bar or similar tool, between 8pm Monday and 8am Tuesday.

Nothing was stolen although the offender rifled through draws and cupboards in a search of valuables.

In Merino an isolated home in Mocamboro Road had its fridge raided.

The offender smashed a glass panel near the door to gained entry and stole cigarettes and juice valued at $40 between 1.30pm Monday and 4.30pm Tuesday.

Anyone with information about any of the offending is requested to contact the Portland police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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