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East coast shack owners told to check their properties after recent St Helens break-ins

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Police traced the stolen van to Launceston last week. Image / Facebook

Shack owners along the east coast are being urged to check their properties for missing items following a series of recent burglaries in the St Helens area.

The advice from police follows the arrest of two people in Launceston on Thursday, alleged to be responsible for multiple burglary incidents in recent weeks.


The pair is suspected of stealing a van from Scamander on February 28 and driving it to Launceston after committing several burglaries across the coast.

The driver of the stolen van was found in Launceston, over 100km away, on Thursday afternoon, along with numerous other items believed to have been stolen.

Police have charged a 39-year-old Oakdowns man with multiple offences including aggravated burglary, stealing, motor vehicle stealing, unlawful possession of property, resist police, evade police and breach of bail.

They also charged a 28-year-old Glenorchy woman with motor vehicle stealing, stealing, aggravate burglary and being in possession of stolen property.

Both will now appear in the Magistrates Court in Launceston and Hobart respectively.

Police are encouraging shack owners in the St Helens area to check their properties and report any stolen or missing items to authorities.


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