Warning: String Of Break-Ins Across Adelaide's East

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Warning: String Of Break-Ins Across Adelaide's East

Some expensive jewellery and a Porsche 4WD have been snatched during a break-in at Auldana early this morning.

It happened while the residents were asleep.

That's the most recent incident in a string of break-ins across the Eastern suburbs of Adelaide.

And there's others:

Fisher St, Magill - 5 May and 12 May

Hawthorn Cres, Hazelwood Park - 13 May

Lossie St, Kensington Park - 13 May and 14 May

Loader St, Glynde - 15 May 

King St, Norwood - 15 May 

Orange Lane, Norwood - 15 May 

Gray St, Norwood - 14 May and 15 May 

Osmond Tce, Norwood - 15 May 

In December last year, an increase in break-ins across the State led to targeted Operation Subtract.

From October-December, Police recorded 3,859 break-ins both at residential and non-residential properties.

Three months after that, preliminary data shows the number has fallen 12.5% to 3,376 between January-March.

The latest stats for the Eastern Adelaide, North Adelaide and CBD regions show 53 homes were broken into in March and 48 people were done for stealing from vehicles.

Assistant Commissioner Paul Dickson says 'each Police local service area has identified people of interest and is ensuring the stolen property network is disrupted'.

They're also making sure second-hand dealers are following their legal obligations and monitoring online sales.

'There is no doubt the online environment is being used a lot by offenders' he said.

'That's harder for us to Police, however we have had some success in this space'.

There's also a risk in buying stolen property because it can later be seized.

Residents and businesses are reminded to be safety conscious with valuables as offenders need just a few minutes to make their move.

Apparently jewellery is the most targeted item in residential break-ins because it's easy for thieves to grab, then trade or sell.

Police recommend you take the time to photograph each piece and engrave it where possible.

We're also being urged to report any suss vehicles, people or activity in the neighbourhood by contacting Police on 131 444.

Timely reporting can lead to offenders being located and stopping further crimes being committed.

Anyone with information about recent serious criminal trespass offences is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report it online here 

Have you been targeted? Do you know more? Email emma.charlton@sca.com.au with any story tips.