All is not lost

Property officer Greg Kelly with some of the odds and sods.
Property officer Greg Kelly with some of the odds and sods.

Come to us first. That's the message from Byron Bay police if you've lost your wallet, or something else, in the town or on the beach.

The start of the festive holiday season has seen the police station's lost property room and safe bulging with items handed in by members of the public.

Topping the lost property list are mobile phones, wallets, keys, sunglasses and credit cards.

Other items waiting to be claimed include a didgeridoo, surfboard, bodyboard, backpacks and a compressor found on the side of the road.

The station's property officer, senior constable Greg Kelly, said three lost property books, each containing 100 listings, had been filled so far over the holiday period.

Duty officer, Inspector Ian Fitzsimmons, said people who lost something should try the police station first because a lot of property was handed in.

"We had one person recent- ly who lost a wallet and gave up looking for it and cancelled his cards and everything," he said.

"He came to the police station and his wallet was there with all his cards and money intact."

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