Broadford home burgled


POLICE are investigating a burglary at a Broadford home which they believe may be related to a break-in at Broadford Secondary College.

On October 16, between 10am and 8.30pm, offenders broke into the home and stole jewellery, a Canon camera, vehicle keys, a 2014 Honda CRV motorcycle, and a rifle with ammunition.

Detective Senior Constable Ian Porter, of Mitchell Criminal Investigation Unit, described the break-in as ‘opportunistic’.

“[The rifle and ammunition] were locked away in a cupboard, and it’s believed the offenders located a key inside the house and used it to open the secure cabinet,” Det Sen Const Porter said.

The burglars obtained keys to a vehicle, but Det Sen Const Porter said the homeowners had changed locks to their cars to avoid the vehicles being stolen.

“We believe there is a strong connection to a break-in at Broadford Secondary College, as we located property from the house inside a shed which was broken into,” he said.

Anyone with information on the burglary or the location of the items is urged to contact Mitchell CIU on 5735 0216, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.