Wake up Gundy, it’s time to lock up

Goondiwindi business owner, Mel Twidale, has a simple message: It’s time to lock up and be vigilant.

The Twidale’s motorbike shop was broken into in the early hours of Monday morning.

At least four thieves used a Commodore utility they had stolen to rip off the building’s front doors.

They took two minutes to steal whatever they could carry - “running around like spiders” –  including three motorbikes.

“You work hard six-days a week. You should be able to lock-up and go home knowing everything you’ve worked so hard for is safe,” Mel said.

Mrs Twidale has heard from a resident that they saw a group of four or five young men walking around whistling earlier in the night.

Goondiwindi Police say it’s the little things which can make a difference.

“If you see someone or a group walking around like that, give us a call,” Goondiwindi Detective, Sgt Brett Richard said. Police have run a long-running campaign “Lock it or lose it”.

“We just have to do it,” Mel said.”We have to lock up, we can’t make it easy for them.”

Const Shane Harris with security footage of the break-in.

Const Shane Harris with security footage of the break-in.