Canowindra businesses affected by spate of break and enters

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Police have executed a second search warrant at Orange this week following investigations into a spate of break and enters targeting businesses.

Businesses in Molong, Cudal, Millthorpe, Cargo and Canowindra were all affected by the break and enters.

In May officers from the Central West Proactive Investigation Team commenced an investigation into break and enters which had targeted 13 businesses in a number of locations in the Central West and Chifley districts.

The businesses included petrol stations, general stores and a club across the five towns, with the break and enters occurring between March and June of this year.

Cash and an EFTPOS machine were among items stolen.

At 10.20am on Thursday officers from Central West Police District executed a search warrant at a house in Raines Place.

A number of items alleged to be the proceeds of crime were seized, including items of clothing and electronic devices.

This comes after police seized cannabis, cash, weapons and ammunition on Tuesday during the search of a house on Nyrang Street, which Central West Police District detective inspector Bruce Grassick confirmed was connected to the Thursday morning raid.

Detective inspector Grassick said police were investigating a group of people believed to be known to each other in relation to the thefts.

Central West Police District are yet to charge anyone over the break and enters, but investigations are still ongoing.

Detective inspector Grassick said anyone with information about the break and enters was asked to contact https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information about crimes can also be reported directly to Orange police on 6363 6399.