South Coast Police investigate motor home rip off

A Dalmeny man has fallen victim to a sophisticated fraud involving a purchase of a motor home recently.

Police said the man electronically transferred a large amount of money to a fraudulent company online.

A police spokesman said the man attempted to purchase a motor home through what he believed was a legitimate company with a professional website.

"Unfortunately, this was all part of the fraud and the vehicle used in the fraud was never for sale - he never received the vehicle," the police spokesman said.

It is understood the scam was based overseas.

The police spokesman said the vehicle had been used in three similar scams in NSW and a number of scams in Queensland.

"Anyone purchasing online needs to be 100 percent sure of the company and person they are dealing with - especially when there's large amounts of money involved," the spokesman said.

Investigations were continuing and police were in contact with financial institutions involved, hoping to recover some of the money.

Theft from unlocked cars

Police remind drivers to lock their vehicles after a number of thefts in the Bermagui area recently.

A police spokesman said wallets, car keys including house keys as well as items such as fishing rods were stolen from vehicles.

"A lot of vehicles targeted were left unlocked," the spokesman said.

"It's imperative people secure their vehicles and do not leave possessions in places where they can be easily seen and stolen."

Caravan park thieves

Narooma Police said thieves were targeting caravan parks over the New Year.

"Push bikes, fishing rods, eskies and beer had been stolen over the new year week," the police spokesman said.

"Secure your belongings and don't have them easily accessible."

A ladies mountain bike was also stolen from Dalmeny campground on Saturday, January 9.

Police said the bike was a Giant brand and its colour was green and black.

Anyone with information on its whereabouts is urged to contact contact Narooma Police (44793500) or Crime Stoppers Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000)

Police are also seeking information from the public regarding malicious damage to the Quarterdeck bar and grill over the Wagonga Inlet.

The police spokesman said an unknown person cut a rear plastic window between 11pm on January 6 and 10am on January 7. Police said no one entered the premises.

Crash on Princes Highway, Tilba Tilba

On January 3, police said a Mitsubishi Outlander failed to stop in a 100km zone and crashed into another vehicle on the Princes Highway near Tilba Tilba.

At about 2.20pm, police said a Toyota Hilux heading south slowed on the Princes Highway to turn right into a property.

"A Mitsubishi Challenger towing a trailer stopped behind the Hilux," the police spokesman said.

"Unfortunately, a Mitsubishi Outlander, also travelling south, failed to stop and hit the trailer being towed."

"A female passenger in the Outlander was taken to Bega hospital suffering from chest pain. No others were injured."

Both the Mitsubishi Outlander and Challenger were towed from the scene. Police said the area was experiencing heavy rain at the time of the collision.

Narooma man charged after lewd acts

.A 27-year-old Narooma man has been charged with two alleged sexual-based offences.

In December, police investigated after receiving multiple reports of the man parking his car and allegedly performing lewd acts in public places around Moruya, Narooma and Bermagui.

The man is on strict conditional bail and will appear at Narooma Local Court on January 14.

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