Thieves break in through the back door of a vacant house in Glen Eden. Contributed.
Thieves break in through the back door of a vacant house in Glen Eden. Contributed. Declan Cooley

INTERACTIVE MAP: Crime spree hits sleepy Glen Eden streets

IN ONE week two houses on the same street in Glen Eden were damaged by vandals and one has been burgled.

Bottles, eggs and toilet paper were thrown at one house on Stoneybrook Dr and across the road, another house had "F..k you" scrawled across its front door.

Laura Cook who lives on Melaleuca Dr said her friend's vacant house had been broken into on Saturday night with thieves using a besser block to bash their way through the back door.

"My friend moved to Bundaberg and I've been keeping a bit of an eye on her house while she's been away," she said.

"But on Sunday I turned up at 6am to open the house up for the removalists to take her stuff and everything in the garage was a mess.

"It was a scary situation because I've been looking after the property for a month and to see that her house was broken into was absolutely horrifying," she said.

Once Laura realised the house had been broken into she called her friend and took pictures of the damage to the door and the mess that was left by the crooks.

"It was strange because they left the TV and a big surround sound system," she said.

Hitting closer to home, Laura said in the same night her husband was woken up at 10pm after hearing their screen door open.

"The dog went loopy and if she hadn't, what happened to my friend could have happened to me," she said.

"Rents have dropped and now anybody can move in but we're an easy target because we're such a quiet street."

Although police and Laura's friend cannot say what was stolen just yet, one "priceless" item was taken and Laura has her fingers crossed that this will lead to the arrest of the thieves.

Less than 50m away on Stoneybrook Dr Tabatha Hawes said a car drove past her house and threw bottles at her house.

Tabatha lives with young children.

"It's a worry at night because the glass bottles could have smashed the windows to the room that my kids are sleeping in," she said.

"It first started on New Year's Eve when someone threw toilet paper, paint and eggs all over the front of the house.

"Then last week people threw vodka cruiser bottles at my house and in the morning I saw that the house across the road had been damaged too," she said.

The house across the road has been vacant for two months.

Tabatha said her dad was a worry wart and installed a security camera to catch vandals in the act.

Dr Tabatha Hawes's house on Stoneybrook street was the target of vandals. Source: Google Maps.
Dr Tabatha Hawes's house on Stoneybrook street was the target of vandals. Source: Google Maps.