By Brendan Rees
Bandits have been caught on surveillance cameras trying to break into a new home being built in Berwick.
The intruders stole tradies tools and damaged two doors as well as double glazed windows at the Stylebawn Drive property, totalling about $50,000.
The owner, Susan Difabrizio has since hired a 24-hour security guard after the incident occurred about 4am on Thursday 26 September.
Ms Difabrizio said thieves forced the lock to a key safe at the site two days prior to the incident, stealing keys and a garage remote.
“We obviously changed the coding on the garage and changed all the locks on the house and they came back on the Thursday,” she said.
“They certainly trashed the doors trying to get in but couldn’t get anything open.
“It was a property they were obviously watching,” she added.
Footage showed a female intruder holding what appeared to be a torch and a garage remote while another female and male also wandered the property.
The bandits tried to enter through a connecting door in the garage after driving what is believed to be a Ford Falcon 2006 model and a trailer into the driveway.
They tried to pull out fuses from a fuse box “obviously trying to turn off the cameras,” Ms Difabrizio said.
Ms Difabrizio said she received a “big reaction” regarding names of suspects after posting the still images of the intruders on Facebook’s Casey Crime Page.
The suspects names, footage, and a car number plate have been handed over to police.
Casey Crime Investigation Unit is investigating. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.