Goondiwindi Mayor Lawrence Springborg pictured said police believe a single, small group of youths aged 10 to 15-years-old are behind the 'overwhelmingly opportunistic' thefts in the community Queensland Police statistics show more than 600 offences were recorded in the council area of just over 6,000 people in the past six months.
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The township was hit by a round of vandalism and violence on Tuesday night with three businesses broken into and a police car rammed by a group of the local teenagers.
Somebody is going to get killed sooner or later, there's just no need for it.
Offences of property damage, trespassing, unlawful use of cars, break-ins and thefts account for half of all crimes reported during that six-month period.
Description: A local woman in the same community Facebook page said some businesses 'deal with this every night'.