Car set alight at Wirana Place, Lithgow

A car was set alight at Wirana Place, Lithgow, at about 10.30pm on Monday, May 15. 

A motorist driving past the car called triple-zero to report the fire. The fire brigade extinguished the blaze but there was extensive damage to the vehicle. 

Thieves attempt to access account

Thieves have attempted to access the bank account of a person whose wallet was stolen from Marjorie Jackson Fields, Lithgow, on Sunday.

The wallet was stolen between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Police have reminded people not to leave property unattended, even if it for a short period of time.

Vehicle damage

A Ford Territory parked in Scotia Avenue, Oberon, was vandalised between 4pm and 1.40am on Monday, May 15. 

Panels of the car were damaged and the tyres let down. Police said the damage was extensive. 

Scam warning

Scams seem to be everywhere at the moment. Police have warned again not to provide bank account details over the phone or internet.

Chifley Police urged people not to transfer or send money “if you are not 100 per cent certain it is a legitimate business”.

If you have been scammed, police urge people to report it to them and the Office of Fair Trading NSW on 133 220. 

The ACCC is the only national agency dealing with general consumer protection matters. Its information centre can be contacted 1300 302 502. 

SCAMwatch is a website run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission( ACCC) that provides information about how to recognise, avoid and report scams. Visit it now on