Tradies hit by spate of ute tool thefts

Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS -

THIEVES raided four cars in Kyabram last week, steal­ing $15,000 worth of tools.

The utes were parked in Al­lan, Waratah and Richards streets and Ou­tram Ave overnight on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 19 when the thieves stole var­i­ous items, in­clud­ing power tools, chain­saws and hand tools, from the un­se­cured trays and trail­ers.

‘‘It’s a rea­son­ably sub­stan­tial theft,’’ Sergeant James Scam­bler of Echuca po­lice said. ‘‘Two of the own­ers were tradies so these tools are pretty per­ti­nent to them. This is a re­minder for peo­ple to make sure their cars and trail­ers are well se­cured and not to leave any­thing in view that at­tracts thieves.’’

Sgt Scam­bler said po­lice were can­vass­ing the area and at­tempt­ing to find any CCTV footage. ‘‘If any­one saw any­thing sus­pi­cious overnight, I would urge them to come for­ward,’’ he said.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is urged to con­tact Kyabram po­lice on 5853 1777 or Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

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