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A car similar to the one pictured was used to make a getaway from a police officer's address yesterday. (supplied)
A car similar to the one pictured was used to make a getaway from a police officer’s address yesterday. (supplied)

An off-duty police officer arrived home at his Terranora address yesterday to find a man in his twenties rifling through his belongings.

The police officer confronted the man, who fled from the premises and jumped into a car and sped off.

The car was described as an a early 2000 model white Holden Commodore station wagon with black and white number plates. The vehicle of interest had low profile wheels and sounded like a V8.

The offender was described as late 20’s, solid build, dark hair, clean shaven. He was wearing gloves, a grey shirt with a blue motif, shorts, black joggers and a black cap.

Tweed/Byron Local Area Command Crime Prevention Officer Bradley Foster said the incident was a reminder to the community to maintain the security of their home by ensuring windows and doors were locked and secure at all times.

‘Keep an eye out for vehicles and people acting suspiciously in your area and record registration plates and details of unusual vehicles and people in your neighbourhood,’ Sen Const Foster said.

If any member of the community has any knowledge of a vehicle of similar description, with registration details driving around their area, information can be provided to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 confidentially.

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