Police have appealed for public assistance following a burglary at Palm Beach.

Police are investigating a break and enter at a private property at Ralston Road, Palm Beach, between 8.00pm Friday, 09 October and 7.00am Saturday, 10 October.

The owners were sleeping in the home at the time of the burglary. A cash box, iPad, a drone, plus several hard drives and computer equipment were stolen.

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command were notified and have commenced an investigation. They have been told that the material on the stolen hard drives is of significant value to the owner.

Police have appealed for help from any witnesses or anyone who may have information about the theft.

Anyone with information should contact Dee Why Police Station on 02 9971 3399 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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