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Counterfeit currency circulating the Shoalhaven


Police are urging the community to be on the lookout for counterfeit money circulating the Shoalhaven.

People should be on the lookout for counterfeit $50 and $100 notes.

Anyone who is handed one of these notes is asked to contact Police.

Tips in determining a fake or genuine note:

  • Genuine notes are made of plastic and will bounce back if scrunched in your hand.
  • Check the clear window, it should be part of the banknote, not an addition.
  • You shouldn’t be able to scratch the white image on the window of $20, $50 or $100 notes.
  • When you hold the banknote to the light, you should see the Australian Coat of Arms.
  • Look for the ‘star’; diamond-shaped patterns are printed inside a circle on both sides of the banknote. When you hold it up to the light, the patterns should line up perfectly to form a seven-pointed star.
  • The printing should be sharp. Check for irregularities such as less clearly defined patterns, and thicker or thinner lines, or colour differences.
  • If you hold the note under a magnifying glass, you should see tiny, clearly defined words.
  • Overall, genuine banknotes don’t fluoresce, apart from the serial number and special patches that do fluoresce under UV light.

Police advise when checking a banknote, inspect a range of features from the list above and don’t rely on just one or two features.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.

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Man wanted over alleged theft


Police are appealing for public assistance to help identify the male.

The male was involved in an alleged stealing incident at a business on Central Avenue, South Nowra on the 6th of June 2022 where a number of electrical goods were stolen.

The male is described as Caucasian, 40s, medium build, and was wearing a black/high-vis yellow hooded jumper and grey jumper with red motif on the front, black cargos and grey slippers.

He has a distinctive red digital watch on his left wrist.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Nowra Police Station on 4421 9699 or Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or

Information is treated in strict confidence.

The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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Police appeal to identify man following incident in Kiama


Police have released multiple images of man as part of an investigation into an incident at Kiama Train Station.

Wollongong Police Transit Command are appealing for public assistance to identify the male.


Police said they would like to speak with the man in relation to an incident at Kiama Station on Wednesday April 28.


Any information can be provided by calling Wollongong Transit Police on 4220 2405 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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Police release images of suspect after vehicle stolen from fast food car park


South Coast Police are appealing for public assistance to identify a male allegedly involved in stealing a car from Hungry Jacks at South Nowra.

Police said the incident happened last Wednesday.


"The male is described as Caucasian, late teens/early 20s thin build, light brown hair," Police said.

"The male was wearing a green and black hooded puffer jacket, white pants and white Nike shoes."

Any information can be provided by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Suspect vehicle identified in great silver bullion heist


Detectives have released further CCTV and are renewing their appeal for information, as investigations continue into the theft of silver bullion valued at $1 million from a truck travelling between Sydney and Melbourne.

Between 4.30pm on Friday 26 November 2021 and 8am on Monday 29 November 2021, a consignment of silver was allegedly stolen from a truck while in transit from Maldon, near Picton, to Melbourne in Victoria.

Upon arrival in Melbourne, the theft was discovered and officers from Camden Police Area Command were notified.


The consignment of 192 individual 5kg bars was being transported by a Kenworth truck and silver Krueger trailer.

The silver bullion is estimated to be valued at $1,015,000.

Following initial investigations by local police, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad took carriage of the investigation under Strike Force Caimon.

In December 2021, Strike Force Caimon detectives released an image of one of the missing silver bullion bars and the packaging in which they were stored.

Following further investigations, police have now released CCTV vision of a vehicle of interest, a dark coloured Toyota Landcruiser utility that was seen travelling on Argyle Street at Picton about 12.20am on Sunday 28 November 2021.

Detectives are urging anyone who may have information about the occupants or movements of the vehicles to come forward immediately.

Investigations under Strike Force Caimon continue.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Caimon investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000

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Woman dies in Southern Highlands road crash


A woman has died following a single-vehicle crash on the Southern Highlands.

Emergency services were called to the Hume Highway near Wollumbi Road, Marulan at about 1.30 Sunday,  following reports a car travelling north had left the road before hitting a tree.

Witnesses went to the assistance of the driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle before emergency services arrived, however, she died at the scene.

The woman, who is yet to be formally identified, is believed to be aged in her 70s.

Officers from The Hume Police District attended and have begun investigations into the incident.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who has dashcam footage to come forward and contact local police or Crime Stoppers.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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