POLICE from the Tweed Byron Local Area Command are investigating a spate of break-ins in the township of Terranora between the evening of Thursday 9 January 2014 and today (Friday 10 January 2014).
At around 2.00am on Friday morning, police were contacted about an alleged break-in at a bottle shop attached to a hotel on Henry Lawson drive Terranora.
Officers were told a roller door to the bottle shop had been removed and an amount of alcohol was taken.
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Police from Tweed Byron Local Area Command attended the scene and a crime scene was established and investigations commenced.
Police left the location and a security guard remained at the scene.
Around three hours later, at 5.00am, a dark blue Subaru Forrester with two males in it approached the security guard and assaulted him before fleeing the scene with a quantity of alcohol from the tavern.
Further inquires have revealed that a truck was stolen from a business and was allegedly used in two break-ins at the hotel.
By 7.00am, the truck was located totally destroyed by fire on Tumbulgum Road at Murwillumbah.
Police investigations are continuing and police would like to speak to anyone who can assist with their investigation.