THIEVES have broken into at least 18 cars in a spree of thefts at Glendalough railway station and adjacent Pollard Street since last week.
Pollard Street resident Tamara Howe witnessed some of the crime on Anzac Day
“At 8.03pm, two guys attempted to steal our neighbours’ work van, which was parked in our driveway,” Ms Howe told communitynews.com,au.
“I thought it was my neighbour at first, then after a few minutes they both got out and walked back to the road when they couldn’t get the van to start.”
The men left when a security light switched on, and the neighbour later reported items from inside the van had been taken.
Senior Sergeant Craig Wanstall said there had been multiple thefts and damage of cars at the station and Pollard Street over several days.
“Ten vehicles have been damaged with one broken into, making 11 in total, in Pollard Street, with a further five damaged and two broken into, seven in total, at the station,” Sergeant Wanstall said.
He said there had been an increase in thefts from cars in other suburbs served by Scarborough police.
Sgt Wanstall said there was “wanton damage” when many of the cars’ windows were smashed at all locations.
He said help from the community had identified potential suspects and inquiries continued.
Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.