Police are appealing for the public’s assistance in solving a theft from an Acacia Street business where a large quantity of tools plus a Jeep Cherokee and trailer were stolen.
Detective Snr Cst Matt Prestage told the Yarrawonga Chronicle in the early hours of Monday, June 5 a person drove to the business in Acacia Street where it is believed they spent several hours inside the building.
“This person stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of tools by loading these tools into a customer’s Jeep Cherokee before driving off,” Det Snr Cst Prestage said.
“They then returned to their own vehicle and used it to steal a trailer from the same premises.
“Three people have been interviewed in relation to this theft with one person charged with handling stolen goods.
“Police believe only one person is responsible for the burglary and is still at large.”
According to Det Snr Cst Prestage a witness located the stolen trailer attached to a vehicle on the afternoon of Monday, June 5 in Conifer Close.
“The trailer was recovered by police and the vehicle was seized,” he said.
“The stolen Jeep Cherokee was found burnt out in bushland in Mulwala over this past weekend and a large quantity of the stolen tools was also found in the vicinity of the burnt car.”
Police are appealing for an elderly couple, believed to be on holidays from Melbourne, who were witnessed loading tools, believed to be tools from the Acacia Street theft which had been left on the side of the Murray Valley Highway adjacent to Bunnings, into their vehicle to come forward.
“This couple was seen pulling up and putting some tools into their vehicle on Monday afternoon, June 12,” Det Snr Cst Prestage said.
“A witness has told police the couple were driving a Holden Captiva.
“They are not in trouble in any way however we are urging them to come forward and return the tools.
“I would like to thank all the members of the public who have assisted this investigation so far and have provided information resulting in the recovery of some of the property which has allowed this business to get up and running again.”
If anyone has any information in relation to this incident please contact Cobram CIU on 5871 2866 or Yarrawonga Police on 5744 3641.