Offenders target power tools in spate of thefts
Thousands of dollars worth of tools have been stolen during separate thefts from vehicles incidents in Warragul and Drouin over the past week.
Offenders forced entry to a number of heavy machinery vehicles and cars at the Warragul railway yards between September 1 and September 5.
Police said offenders entered the V-Line yard at the eastern end of the railway station where plant machinery is stored.
Offenders forced open the cabins to three machinery vehicles and a number of cars.
Power tools valued at $5000 were stolen including a Milwaukee tools and flood lights.
Overnight on September 7, offenders gained entry to a Ford Falcon utility in Wade St, Drouin and stole a number of tools. Police said the vehicle was unlocked. Offenders stole Milwaukee power tools valued at $1330.
In another incident at 7am on September 5, police said offenders stole a Stihl chainsaw and whipper snipper from the driveway of a home in Edinburgh St, Warragul.
The garden tools were valued at $700.