Riverina Police District has deployed extra officers to Coolamon to target a sudden surge of homes being broken into.
Inspector Adrian Telfer appealed for public assistance to identify the suspect or suspects, who were likely responsible for about 10 incidents over the past few weeks involving cash and small valuables being stolen.
"Since around August of this year we have seen an increase in the number of homes that are broken into around the Coolamon Shire," he said.
"We want to alert the community that a number of homes are being broken into and what we are relying on is for the people who live out here to be our eyes and ears.
"We are out here ourselves; we are deploying police who normally work in Wagga to be out in (Coolamon) until we solve this problem."
Some of the most recent burglaries occurred on Cowabbie and Methul streets and involved cash being stolen.
Inspector Telfer said the circumstances of the burglaries were consistent enough to suggest they were committed by the same person or persons.
"They are stealing small items that they can carry away on their person, for example money and coins."
"If you see someone in your street who does not belong in this area, call triple zero and we will have police on scene immediately," Inspector Telfer said.
"It is concerning for us and that is why we are deploying police from (Wagga) out here. You are going to see plain-clothes police, you are going to see detectives and you are going to see uniform police out here."
Inspector Telfer said the burglaries generally happened when the occupants were not at home and had occurred during the day and at night.
"If you do go away, for one night or many weeks, please speak to your neighbours," Inspector Telfer said.
"If you see something unusual, please contact police.
"We have to emphasise, it doesn't matter how small the piece of information is, it is often part of the broader picture we are looking for."