AN OFF-DUTY Tweed Police officer was given a shock when he returned home from work to find an intruder in his bedroom going through his belongings.
The break in occurred on Monday, June 5, during the evening hours at Terranora.
The male offender was challenged by the off-duty Police officer and chased from the premises before the offender jumped into 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 similar to the vehicle shown below.
The male offender is 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 Police said they wanted to remind the community to check and maintain security of their homes by ensuring the windows and doors are 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,” a police statement 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 00 confidentially.