• Hannah Phillips

Six Arrested Over Roxby Downs Break-ins

Six people have been arrested following a number of reported break-ins in Roxby Downs over the past fortnight.

Between Friday 9 and Monday 19 March police have received nine reports of break-ins in the Roxby Downs Township.

Following an investigation, on Saturday 17 March, police arrested five people in connection with the break-ins who have been charged with various offences.

They were a 28-year-old man, 35-year-old man, and 31-year-old man from Roxby Downs and 26-year-old woman and 25-year-old man from Andamooka.

A sixth person was arrested this morning after allegedly entering a rear yard and stealing property from a Roxby Downs address, he was a 27-year-old Roxby Downs man.

The six accused were bailed to appear at the Roxby Downs Magistrates Court on 14 June.

Local police would like to thank the members of the community who have contributed information assisting with police investigations into the matter.

Investigations remain ongoing. Anyone with information about any break-in who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online.

Police would like to remind the public to ensure that their houses and yards are secured when left unattended.

To reduce the opportunity for thieves to gain entry into your home, please consider the following crime prevention security tips:

  • Ensure appropriate keyed locks are fitted to all doors and windows.

  • Even when you are outside, be sure to lock all doors and windows.

  • Lock gates, garages and sheds when not in use.

  • Keep trees and bushes in front of doors and windows trimmed to avoid being used as hiding places.

  • Install and activate an alarm system.

  • Lock all garden tools and ladders away securely so they cannot be used to break into your home.

  • Don’t leave valuables in obvious places. Thieves often target jewellery in jewellery boxes on bedroom dressers and other valuables in bedside drawers and cupboards.

  • Break down packaging of expensive items and place it in your bin. Don’t leave it next to your bin on the street.

  • Lock your meter box to prevent thieves interfering with your power supply (contact your local electricity provider for more information).

  • Mark Valuable Property

  • Use an engraver, ultra violet (UV) pen or microdots to mark property. UV pens are best used for items that cannot be engraved e.g. ceramics, antiques etc.

  • Mark your valuables with your driver’s licence number, prefixed by the letter ‘S’ for South Australia e.g. S123456.

  • Photograph jewellery with a ruler beside it to give an indication of the actual size.

  • Record all details on the Property Record and keep this in a safe place.