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.”